Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will face off at City Ground stadium in Nottingham, England, on January 9, 2022 at 17:10 UTC.
Start date: 9 Jan 2022 22:40
Venue: City Ground
Head to Head Record
FT: Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest
FT: Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal
FT: Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal
Nottingham Forest Team News
At this time, it’s unclear which Forest players have tested positive for COVID-19 and whether they’ll be fit to play this weekend, but the game will still go on as planned.
Tunisia’s Mohamed Drager is the only African Cup of Nations representative for the hosts, while Jordi Osei-Tutu has returned to parent club Arsenal following the end of his loan tenure.
Injury concerns for the hosts include Alex Mighten, Max Lowe, Loic Mbe Soh, Joe Lolley, and Richie Laryea. The hosts may opt to start new arrivals Kein Davis and Steve Cook in the first XI.
Arsenal Team News
Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey, and exiled former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all on AFCON duty, but the latter has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time.
Sead Kolasinac has been spotted practising again as he continues his comeback from an ankle injury, but Gabriel will serve his ban here, and Calum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah are also questionable due to COVID-19.
Arteta will almost probably make changes, as he must decide whether or not to start Charlie Patino after the 18-year-old scored his first goal against Sunderland last month.
Nottingham Forest XI: Horvath; Spence, Cook, Worrall, Bong; Garner, Cafu; Zinckernagel, Carvalho, Johnson; Davis
Arsenal XI: Leno; Cedric, White, Holding, Tavares; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Patino, Smith Rowe; Martinelli
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