Heskey set to miss Gunners trip

Date published: Thursday 24th December 2009 9:03

The England striker suffered a groin injury during the 1-0 home success against Stoke that kept Villa in the top four in the Premier League.

O’Neill is hopeful Heskey will be fit enough for at least one of the two forthcoming games versus the Gunners and against Liverpoool two days later but does have a ready-made replacement in John Carew.

O’Neill is unlikely to make many changes for the visit to the Emirates Stadium as Villa strive for a fifth successive league win.

Villa (from): Friedel, Guzan, Luke Young, Beye, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Ashley Young, Petrov, Milner, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Downing, Delph, Gardner, Agbonlahor, Heskey Carew, Clark.

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