The XI: Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Mesut back!
Arsenal should have Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil back on Monday.
Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Aaron Ramsey and even Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all have a slight chance of returning but Theo Walcott (knee) is starting a six-month spell on the sidelines.
Nicklas Bendtner could be back in three weeks while Yaya Sanogo and Abou Diaby remain out.
Sagna – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Monreal
Arteta – Flamini
Gnabry – Ozil – Cazorla
Giroud (or Podolski if not fit)