Arsenal’s good run of form continue as they took on Notthingham Forest in the fourth round of English League Cup game on Tuesday night. Arsenal scored in 23rd minute and it was new summer signing, Granit Xhaka producing a moment of magic as he unleashed a left foot pile driver from outside the box to put Arsenal in lead. The game was still 1-0 for Arsenal but Nottingham had their fair share of chances but failed to equalize.
Match Highlights (English)
Nottingham Forest 0-1 Arsenal Highlights
[ English League Cup – Frouth Round Tie ]
23′ 0 – 1 Granit Xhaka scored with absolute cracking left foot shot from outside the box. It was his second goal in as many games as Arsenal lead Nottingham.
60′ 0 – 2 Lucas Perez, another summer signing scored in 60th minute to put Arsenal 2-0 up and pretty much settle the tie.
71′ 0 – 3 Lucas Perez
Arsene Wenger rarely takes League Cup seriously and we can expect a second string side playing on tuesday night against Nottingham Forest which gives the home side a massive opportunity to get a Premier League scalp. David Ospina is likely to return in goal while several changes in outfield players are expected. As far as Nottingham Forest are concerned they might start with former Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner which will spice things up.
Possible Starting Lineups of Arsenal vs Nottingham:
Holding set to start in central defense alongside Gabriel while Kieron Gibbs and Debuchy will get chance to impress the boss in full back positions. Elneny and Xhaka to take central midfield roles while Oxlade-Chamberlain and Reine-Adelaide to play in attacking roles behind Lucas Perez and Oliver Giroud.
Last time these two meet in the same competition was back in 1993 when Arsenal ran out comfortable 2-0 winners and went on to win the cup competition.
While there most recent meetings happened back in 1997, 1998 and 1999 when Notthingham were in Premier League and Arsenal won on all three occasions.
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