Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney return to Arsenal training
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Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney return to Arsenal training

Arsenal's fitness has been boosted ahead of their match against Aston Villa tonight, with Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney returning to training.

Saka did not play in the second half of Arsenal's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday night, having been substituted before halftime owing to an injury sustained as a result of a challenge by Palace's James McArthur.

Tierney, meanwhile, began training on Monday but was forced to miss much of this week due to bruises.

However, the pair were seen exercising with their teammates on Thursday, and they now appear to be in line to face Dean Smith's Villa at the Emirates Stadium.

The pair's availability will be a welcome boost for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who will be hoping for a better performance on Friday after his side was held to back-to-back draws against Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion.

On Monday, Arsenal needed a stoppage-time equalizer from sub Alexandre Lacazette to escape a shock loss to the Eagles, who are managed by former player Patrick Vieira.

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