It's been another perfect week for Arsenal. The Gunners added another three points to their 2023/24 tally on Tuesday night with a dramatic 4-3 win over Luton Town before a big result went their way on Wednesday.
Manchester City's troubling recent form continued at Aston Villa as they fell to their third league defeat. Leon Bailey's second-half winner topped off an impressive performance for Unai Emery's men, leaving the champions six points behind Arsenal.
This week's results have swayed many to now tip the north Londoners to be crowned the best team in England in May. However, the fixtures continue to come thick and fast for Mikel Arteta's side.
Saturday night sees the Gunners visit Villa Park looking to make another statement of intent. Villa, who are now only four points behind Arsenal, will look to go second in the Premier League table with three points.
The 1-0 win over Man City was their 14th straight home win, meaning nothing will come easy for Arteta's side. And unfortunately for Arsenal, they'll be without versatile defender Takehiro Tomiyasu after confirmation of his calf issue.
football.london understands that the Japanese international is now facing four to six weeks on the sidelines, although there is hope that he could be back before then if his rehab progresses positively.
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Injury analyst Ben Dinnery provided an update on the future severity of Tomiyasu's problem. «In terms of injury incidents and setbacks, we have two major red flags. History. When you suffer a hamstring problem or if you have recurring calf problems, then you are moreRead on football.london