Frustrated Arsenal fans over a poor summer market campaign are going to be further hit by travel problems for their kickoff against Aston Villa.

The London Evening Standard reports Gunners supporters might already be feeling less than optimistic on the eve of the new Premier League season with manager Arsene Wenger facing a squad crisis as it emerged that he has only 11 fully fit senior players available for the visit of Aston Villa today.

But to add to their woes, supporters have been told to allow extra time to travel to and from the match at 3pm in addition to the Champions league qualifier versus Turkish side Fenerbahce on August 27 and Spurs and Stoke.

The restrictions, which are due to last until "mid October", could still be in place when Norwich visit the Emirates stadium on October 19.

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