Aubameyang, Partey, Martinelli: Arsenal injury updates and team news ahead of Aston Villa clash

Arsenal take on Aston Villa on Sunday with the Gunners hoping to make it four wins from four in all competitions before the international break.

Mikel Arteta’s side earned a 4-1 victory against Molde on Thursday, but now their attentions turn to Aston Villa in the Premier League, where a win would put them above Dean Smith’s side in the table and give them a chance of breaking into the top four.

Arsenal’s large squad has given Arteta a selection dilemma at times this season. However, he does still have a few players out injured.

Here is the latest news on the Gunners’ sidelined players and when they can expect to return to fitness.

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Pablo Mari

Centre-back Mari has returned to light training after suffering ankle ligament damage in June.

The Spaniard is continuing outside running and undergoing a strengthening programme as he makes a return to full fitness.

Mari has also been doing some light ball work as part of his recovery.

Arsenal have confirmed that he is aiming to be back in full training after the international break.

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Calum Chambers

Callum Chambers has been sidelined for almost a year since suffering a serious knee injury during the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

He had been expected to return to action towards the end of the calendar year but that could now be sooner.

Arsenal say Chambers is progressing well in his recovery and is now now “back in full training and progressing well towards full match fitness.” It is suggested that he could make a return to action at the start of December.

Calum Chambers during a training session at London Colney
(Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Gabriel Martinelli

Arsenal have received a huge fitness boost with Gabriel Martinelli making progress on his return.

The Brazilian was…