Villa manager Gerard Houllier has been in talks with the 37-year-old about a move, due to the club’s current injury crisis.
Villa assistant boss Gary McAllister told his club’s official website: “Robert has been training at Arsenal.
“I know the boss and Arsene Wenger are very friendly and I believe he’s going to join us in the next two or three days.
“It’s perfect. I am sure he will arrive at the training ground in good condition.
“He’s a player everyone can look up to because of what he has achieved.”