After a poor start to the league, Arsenal have bounced back and are competing for the Champions League. They will face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.
Despite the fine form, in their last game, Arsenal lost to Manchester City in the dying embers of the game. Gunners broke the deadlock against Manchester City in the first half, but Mahrez equalized in the second half. Rodri scored in the injury time to help Manchester City extend their lead on top.
Nottingham Forest, after a poor end to the previous campaign and poor start to this 2021/22 season, are on a great run. Once considered as a relegation battling club, the play-offs seems a real possibility for the side. They find themselves in a 9th position with 35 points from 24 games. However, they have lost two out of their last five games and will hope to resurrect their run soon.
Match: Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
Date and Time: 9th January, 10:40 PM IST
Venue: City Ground
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Head-to-Head
Arsenal have always been the better side whenever they have faced Nottingham Forest. Both sides have played each other 91 times and Arsenal have won 45 times. Arsenal met Nottingham Forest last time in the Carling Cup in 2019 with Arsenal registering a comprehensive 5-0 win.
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Team News
Nottingham Forest: Mohamed Drager is out for Nottingham Forest because of ongoing AFCON. However, the manager will look forward to his new signings, Keinan Davis and Steve Cook, to the Nottingham Forest fans. Alex Mighten, Max Lowe, Richie Laryea and Joe Lolley will miss the fixture because of injury.
Arsenal: Arsenal have their key players missing in the game due to AFCON. Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang are the notable absentees. Calum Chambers is in doubt for the fixture as COVID infected the player.
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Probable Playing XI
Nottingham Forest: Ethan Horvath, Djed Spence, Steve Cook, Joe Worrall, Gaetan Bong, James Garner, Cafu, Philip Zinkernagel, João Carvalho, Brennan Johnson, Keinan Davis
Arsenal: Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Nuno Tavares, Charlie Patino, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal D11 Team
Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka ©, Emile Smith Rowe (VC), James Garner, Cafu, Joao Carvalho, Gabriel Martinelli, Philip Zinckernagel
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Probable Winners
Though Nottingham Forest are a spirited side, the gap in quality and strength between them and Arsenal is huge. We predict Arsenal to win the game comprehensively.
Predictions: Nottingham Forest 1-3 Arsenal
Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Live Stream
The match between Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal will be streamed live on the Sony Network and SonyLiv