Dean Smith provides updates on three Aston Villa players before Arsenal

Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa will travel to Arsenal this coming Sunday.

Villa are currently 17th in the Premier League with four points from five games.

Aston Villa’s last game would see them draw 0-0 with West Ham on Monday evening.

Villa will likely face another tough tie on Sunday at the Emirates.

Arsenal started the weekend 8th in the league, with eight points, having won two, drawn two and lost one in the league.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the Premier League match at The Emirates Stadium, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

Smith gives update on trio

Prior to facing Arsenal, Dean Smith held his pre-match press conference on Friday.

During said press conference, Smith would provide an update on his squad.

Smith gave updates on three players, firstly confirming that Jonathan Kodjia is absent, but in light training.

Smith also confirmed that Matt Targett is in contention to start, while James Chester is training but has yet to play a full game for Villa, something Smith says they will look to arrange over the next few weeks:

“Only Jonathan Kodjia is absent. He’s in light training and doing non-contact bits for at least a few weeks.

“Other than that, I have a fit squad. Matt Targett is in contention to start and be in the squad.

“James Chester still hasn’t played in a full game for us, so we’ll look to arrange that over the next few weeks. But he’s training every time.” As quoted by Aston Villa’s official website.


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