Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Live! FA Cup Match Stream, Latest Team News, Lineup, TV, Prediction Today

Arsenal launched their request for a record-extending 15th FA Cup victory against familiar championship opposition this evening.

The Gunners have won this famously old competition twice more than nearest rivals Manchester United, with Mikel Arteta taking glory at Wembley in his first season in charge in 2020.

Arsenal – currently ranked fourth in the Premier League – were knocked out in the fourth round by Southampton last year and will be eyeing another deep run this season after reaching the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

To seal an upset in the East Midlands are a Nottingham Forest side that started the season under Chris Houghton but got back on track under former Swansea boss Steve Cooper.

However, the hosts have suffered consecutive defeats by Middlesbrough and Huddersfield, leaving them six points out of the Championship play-off places.

Two-time winners Forest will be hoping for a repeat of the last FA Cup meeting between these two teams, when they were knocked out 4-2 winners here in the third round in 2018.

Follow Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal live with Standard Sport’s blog below, which includes expert analysis from Simon Collings. city ​​ground,

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A peek inside the Arsenal dressing room at the City Ground, which houses the all-white kit…

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Cooper: Covid has been ‘puzzled’ in the woods

Meanwhile, Arteta’s opposite number Steve Cooper has also opened up on the difficulties of dealing with the ongoing COVID issues at One.

“A lot of players have been injured and Covid has been put at the club for a while now. It’s been a tough few weeks in terms of dealing with it.”

Asked if today’s match has come close to being cancelled, he said: “That’s not a question I can answer. It’s up to me.”

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Arteta on Arsenal squad issues

With both teams today postponed their last matches, the first leg of Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday was also called off due to a Covid outbreak at the Merseyside club.

Arteta admitted on Friday that the Gunners themselves were still awaiting test results, with the coronavirus, injuries and AFCON’s absence causing them a selection headache.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has also now joined Jose Mourinho’s Roma until the end of the season, with the likes of Folarin Balogun also expected to be loaned soon.

“We will assess the squad,” Arteta said.

“We still have some issues around it, like what is happening in every single match. Tomorrow when we have the last training session, when we have every Test, we will know who is available and we will try to go there to win matches.

“This was also for Covid and injuries. nothing else I can say. I don’t want to give away anything, as you can imagine. Tomorrow we will know more. We are really short with numbers. We are really, really short in numbers.

“We want to play and that is how we are approaching every game. We want to do everything we can to plan the game and we don’t expect anything different from playing on Sunday.”

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Arsenal to wear a one-off white kit today

Arsenal will once again wear an all-white kit this afternoon as part of a special initiative with Adidas to tackle knife crime and youth violence.

The No More Red campaign builds on the work currently being done by Arsenal in the community and aims to provide people with a safe place to play football, starting on the Harvist Estate pitch just minutes from Emirates Stadium .

It will also include an advisory plan, with Ian Wright and Idris Elba involved with the project.

Today’s kits will never be commercially available and will only be provided to individuals who are making a positive difference in the community.

After the game, ten shirts worn by outfield players will be gifted to organizations working in the community to address some of the root causes of knife crime and youth violence, such as The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation and The Ben Kinsella Trust.

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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Prediction

In the past, this was exactly the kind of game Arsenal were expected to slip into.

Still, with a change of mind, the Premier League side should be very much.

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Arsenal team news – Arteta ‘really short’ on numbers

Mikel Arteta admitted in his pre-match press conference on Friday that the numbers are ‘really, really’ low ahead of his trip to the Arsenal City Ground.

Nicolas Pepe, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Eleney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are away from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gabriel has been suspended on New Year’s Day after being sent off in a last-gap defeat by Manchester City, while seed Kolasinac is injured and Callum Chambers could miss again after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The likes of young Charlie Patino, Omari Hutchinson and Salah Aulad M’Handt are part of Arsenal’s traveling squad.

Arsenal predicted XI: log; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tavares; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; neketia

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Nottingham Forest team news – Cook and Davis may debut

Forrest could debut today new signings Steve Cook and Keenan Davies, joining the pair from Bournemouth and Aston Villa respectively.

The hosts have been battling a number of issues related to Kovid for some time, with the championship meeting with Barnsley on Monday has been postponed.

Joe Lawley, Alex Mitten, Loik Mbe Soh and Rodrigo Alli have been ruled out due to injuries.

Mohamed Drager is on international duty with Tunisia, while Max Lowe is in the final stages of recovering from a groin strain but is not yet ready to return.

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How to watch Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

TV Channel: In the UK, this evening’s game will be broadcast live on ITV, with coverage starting at 4:20 pm.

live stream: Fans will also be able to catch the action online through ITV Hub.

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Welcome to Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal Live Coverage!

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of an interesting FA Cup clash between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal.

We’ve had no shortage of setbacks in the third round weekend so far… can we add to that number in the East Midlands?

Kick-off is at a slightly odd hour today at 5:10 pm GMT, so stay tuned for match build-up, live updates, the latest team news and expert analysis from Simon Collings, who is currently at the City Ground for Standard Sport Huh. Evening.

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