Arteta has failed to recover from the groin strain that caused him to miss the draw with West Ham in their last outing.
Missing out: Arteta will play no part at Villa Park
Victor Anichebe remains absent with a hip injury but Joseph Yobo returns to the squad following a back problem.
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