Arsenal are set to take on Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup third round tie on Saturday, 07 January 2018 at the City Ground in Nottingham. All the big teams qualified for the round 4 and Arsenal will be looking to join the big boys in next round with a victory over Nottingham. Last thing, Arsene Wenger need at the moment is a replay considering Arsenal are in real trouble in the league of missing out on top four finish. We might see a deplated Arsenal squad taking on Nottingham which will give the home side enough encouragement to go for it.
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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