Saka, Odegaard, Timber - Arsenal injury news and return dates for Bayern Munich after Aston Villa

Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka was unable to help Arsenal to a result against Aston Villa -Credit:Visionhaus/Getty Images

Arsenal will have to regroup ahead of their crucial Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday after falling to a damaging 2-0 Premier League loss to Aston Villa on Sunday. The Gunners saw their title chances dealt a major blow at the Emirates Stadium after failing to capitalise on Liverpool also being defeated earlier in the day.

The result has left Manchester City two points clear at the top of the table with six games left but is far from the end for Mikel Arteta's side. The reigning champions still have to take on Tottenham as well as Wolves - although Arsenal face the same opponents before the climax - and more twists are still possible.

Their attention now turns to extending their stay in Europe. Bayern Munich have been bruised by seeing their decade-long Bundesliga dominance finally end at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen with the title being wrapped up over the weekend. Thomas Tuchel's men got a serious injury worry during their routine 2-0 victory over Koln.

Tuchel rotated his team ahead of the visit of Arsenal but still lost winger Kingsley Coman. He will not be available for the game at the Allianz Arena.

Here, though, is the latest from the Arsenal treatment room ahead of the game with two late scares for Arteta to contend with.

Martin Odegaard

The Arsenal captain was unable to complete the full game against Villa and was taken off with 10 minutes to go. Emile Smith Rowe replaced Odegaard despite his side looking to try and find a winner at the time.

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Injury: Unknown.

What Arteta has said: "He was feeling something. He could not continue."

Potential return date: Bayern Munich (A) - Champions League - Wednesday, April 17.

Bukayo Saka

Saka was seen limping towards the end of the Villa defeat. He came close to scoring in the first half but struggled to impact the game after the break. He is just two weeks on from returning to the side following an injury.

Injury: Unknown.

What Arteta has said: N/A

Potential return date: Bayern Munich (A) - Champions League - Wednesday, April 17.

Gabriel Magalhaes

Gabriel Magalhaes picked up a knock against Brighton last weekend, but he returned to action on Tuesday night in the Champions League. The 26-year-old defender was also dealt a blow to the head by Harry Kane, but he seemed to be fine.

Rumours had circulated around his availability for Villa but he started the game and played 90 minutes.

Injury: N/A.

What Arteta has said: N/A

Potential return date: Returned.

Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus had been complaining about a pain in his knee and having to play through it earlier in the week, leading to questions being asked at Arteta in Friday's press conference. However, the Gunners boss claimed the star had the toughness to play through it although it could mean managed minutes for him across the rest of the season.

He started against Aston Villa but was taken off in the second half as Arsenal searched for a goal.

Injury: Knee pain.

What Arteta has said: "In elite sport to play without pain, I think it is very difficult. When you play every three days especially, and the level that we play, if you ask any player they will say that: ‘Yeah, sometimes there is pain and you have to deal with that’.

"That is what makes you as well and Gabi has this toughness and this character that he always wants to overcome [it]. He has overcome some difficulties in terms of injuries and he is ready again."

Return date: Returned.

Jurrien Timber

The defender has been recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered back in August during the Premier League clash against Nottingham Forest. His only other appearance came in the Community Shield against Manchester City.

Timber has been in team training since before the recent international break. Despite Arteta's hope he will play again this season, he was not in the squad to face Brighton or Bayern.

Injury: Knee.

What Arteta has said: "Still he’s got a few steps to make. He needs to play at least a game with the 23s. We’re going to have an in house game too soon. He’s done everything in training now it’s about getting him match fit, having people around him and competing in a football match which is different to training. From what we’ve seen in training and the time that he was fit, he’s going to have a big, big impact in the team."

Potential return date: Unknown.