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Lambert shuts down Villa training HQ over flu scare

Paul Lambert has shut down Aston Villa's training HQ.

The Mirror says Lambert is closing Aston Villa's training ground until tomorrow after his squad were ravaged by sickness.

Lambert claimed his side were "running on empty" in the defeat by Arsenal due to the virus that had swept through the dressing room.

Nathan Baker and Darren Bent were left out after falling victim.

Ashley Westwood fell ill before the game and was withdrawn at late notice and Andreas Weimann went off sick at half-time.

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