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Villa v Arsenal team news: Bent back but Bennett, Herd and N'Zogbia out

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Villa v Arsenal team news: Bent back but Bennett, Herd and N'Zogbia out

By Paul Brown

Darren Bent is back for Villa.

Bent has been nursing an ankle injury and missed the games against Sunderland, Man Utd and Man City.

But the forward returned to training this week.

The striker is now in contention for Saturday's clash with Arsenal.

Bent, of course, bagged two goals against the Gunners in a 2-1 win in the final away game of 2010-11 and also scored in the 3-2 FA Cup defeat the following season.

Paul Lambert said: "Darren trained this week and is back, which is pleasing.

"The players against City and United couldn't give any more. There wasn't too much wrong with that side but I have got options there if I want.

"Darren's been fine around the place and there has never been a problem."

Joe Bennett, Charles N'Zogbia, Chris Herd [all knee] and Richard Dunne [groin] are still absent while Eric Lichaj [leg] is back.

The good news, however, is that Herd is expected back in training soon.

Snap up your tickets for the Arsenal clash.

By @AVFCOfficial 23rd November 2012
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