NOTTINGHAM FOREST shined in the early stages of an exciting FA Cup tie against Arsenal.
The Gunners were beaten 4-2 when they faced Forest for the last time in the third round of the FA Cup three years ago at the City Ground.
Now the two sides meet again at the same stage of the competition, with Mikel Arteta’s side starting their efforts to reclaim the trophy they won in 2020.
The FA Cup fourth round draw takes place before the start of the game against the Gunners or Forest will face Leicester City at home.
Arsenal are wearing an all-white suit to raise awareness of knife crime, especially in London, an initiative supported by Ian Wright and Idris Elba.
- Start time: 5:10 p.m. GMT
- TV / Live Streaming: ITV 1 / ITV Center
- Nottingham Forest XI: Samba, Spence, Worrall, McKenna, Cook, Garner, Colback, Johnson, Zinckernagel, Yates, Davis.
- Arsenal XI: Leno, Cedric, White, Holding, Tavares, Sambi Lokonga, Patino, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Nketiah.
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Half time – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
So far, no shot has hit the target…
That stat is only about the first half.
Neither side achieved the best.
Half time – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Nothing could separate the two teams after a bad first half.
Forest have been excellent defensively so far and have caused the Gunners to worry.
Both sides will have to add creativity to their play in the second half.
44. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Nketiah presents a very late challenge to Bamba.
The striker was lucky to escape that goal.
Frustration is starting to mount for Arsenal.
Forest is doing an excellent job of stopping the attack.
35. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Zinckernagel was booked because of tripping over Saka.
Both teams now look a lot more alive.
34. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Arsenal made an early substitution.
Tierney came on for Tavares.
Looks like a change of strategy from Arteta, but Tavares doesn’t seem happy.
27. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Holding goes to glory as he tries to hit a volley at the edge of the box…
… but the ball hits the corner flag.
Not sure if that will be registered as a shot.
17. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Odegaard takes the corner but Samba clears it.
Neither side seems too threatening so far.
11. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Tavares passes it back to Leno, who is forced to head for a corner.
It would have been a good ending, only if he aimed correctly.
7. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
White Shirt scored his first goal for the Gunners when he found the ball on the edge of the box, but his effort failed to challenge Samba.
Forest is defending quite comfortably in this opening phase.
4. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal
Forest dribbled over the goal as Johnson tried to pass the ball to his teammate, but Leno excelled to steal the ball.
A pretty even start to the game so far.
We are underway at the City ground!
Teams are out
Only a few minutes left to get started!
Both sides are out.
The atmosphere is electric.
A place in the fourth round is at stake.
Look at the fourth round
Whoever wins today’s match will meet the current home team Leicester City in the next round.
The match will be played on the opening weekend of February.
Young sniper, young gunner
Arsenal have four young players in the squad today.
Patino made his first start for the club.
Biereth, Salah-Eddine and Hutchinson are all on the bench.
Elsewhere in the cup today
- Luton Town 4-0 Harrogate Town (FT)
- Cardiff City 2-1 Preston North End (AET)
- Charlton Athletic 0-1 Norwich City (FT)
- Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town (FT)
- Stoke City 2-0 Leyton Orient (FT)
- Tottenham 3-1 Morecambe (FT)
- West Ham 2-0 Leeds (FT)
- Wolves 3-0 Sheffield United (FT)
All white at night
Arsenal will wear a special all-white kit today.
This is part of a campaign to help fight knife crime in London.
The Gunners promoted their ‘no more red’ campaign this week in the build-up to today’s fixture.
Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Tierney, Callum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Mika Biereth, Salah-Eddine and Omari Hutchinson.
Nottingham Forest Alternatives
Ethan Horvath, Tobias Figueosystemo, Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho, Gaetan Bong, Cafu, Xande Silva, Braian Ojeda and Lyle Taylor.
Leno started in the Gunners goal with Cedric, Ben White, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares in defence.
Sambi Lokonga, Charlie Patino and Martin Odegaard in midfield.
Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all started in attack.
Nottingham Forest squad
Brice Samba started scoring for the home team.
Djed Spence, Joe Worrall, Scott Mckenna and Steve Cook started in defence.
Jack Colback, Philip Zinckernagel, Ryan Yates and James Garner make up the midfield.
Kienan Davis and Brennan Johnson form the attack.
Nottingham Forest Team News
Jordi Odei-Tutu and Alex Mighten are both out due to injury.
Steve Cook has just joined Forest from Bournemouth and is expected to make an appearance today.
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