Alex Song will serve a one-match suspension when Arsenal face Aston Villa on Wednesday night after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.

However, contrary to some reports, Mikel Arteta will be available for selection at Villa Park.

The Spanish midfielder received his fourth booking of the campaign at the Etihad Stadium - one of which came while playing for Everton in August.

Johan Djourou is set to miss the Villa game after suffering a groin injury against City. "Usually that is 21 days out," said Arsène Wenger.

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19 Dec 2011