Benoit Assou-Ekotto is also struggling with a foot problem, David Bentley has a hamstring complaint and Jamie O'Hara requires knee surgery.
Didier Zokora has a groin injury and joins Michael Dawson and Darren Bent on the sidelines.
New England boss Sam Allardyce has remained tight-lipped over Wayne Rooney's future as Three Lions captain following his appointment.
Just when you thought this transfer would roll towards its seemingly inevitable conclusion when Paul Pogba returns from holiday in
He is a player that shows big promise but is not first choice with bench-warming duties too often his fate
Sam Allardyce has been officially unveiled as England's new manager, charged with guiding the Three Lions through their World Cup
ARSENALManager: Arsene WengerPosition last season: 2ndNickname: The GunnersGround: Emirates StadiumCapacity: 60,432Players In: Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach, £35million), Takuma Asano (Sanfrecce
ASTON VILLAManager: Roberto Di MatteoPosition last season: 20th in Premier LeagueNickname: VillansGround: Villa ParkCapacity: 42,660Players in: Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth, £3million),