Arsenal have suffered back-to-back home defeats in the Premier League.
Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Aston Villa on Sunday evening as an own goal from Bukayo Saka and a second-half brace from Ollie Watkins ensured the Gunners failed to make it four wins on the spin across all competitions.
With some of Arsenal’s players set to be away for a couple of weeks on international duty, it gives Arteta a chance to reflect on events at the Emirates Stadium with no game until Leeds United on November 22.
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The break in the season may have come at the perfect time as the few players currently out injured can step up their recovery and perhaps be in contention for the trip to Elland Road.
With that said, here is the latest news on the Gunners’ sidelined players and when they can expect to return to fitness.
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.
Pablo Mari is making positive strides in his road to recovery.
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Arsenal have confirmed that he is aiming to be back in full training after the international break.
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…