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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal LIVE SCORE:Leno with great save as Nketiah misses chance in FA Cup

War NewsNottingham Forest vs Arsenal LIVE SCORE:Leno with great save as Nketiah misses chance in FA Cup


ARSENAL have been poor in the first half but Nottingham Forest have not been able to punish them so far in the FA Cup.

Nuno Tavares was so bad that Mikel Arteta hauled him off BEFORE half time as the full-back was replaced by Kieran Tierney.

The Gunners were beaten 4-2 when they last faced Forest in the third round of the FA Cup three years ago at the City Ground.

Now the two sides meet again at the very same stage of the competition, with Arteta’s side looking kickstart their efforts in winning back the trophy they captured in 2020.

The FA Cup fourth round draw takes place before kick-off with the Gunners or Forest set to face Leicester City at home.

Arsenal are wearing an all-white kit to raise awareness of knife crime, particularly in London, an initiative supported by Ian Wright and Idris Elba.

  • Start time: 5.10pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: ITV 1/ITV Hub
  • 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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  • 57. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal have a corner.

    Patino strikes from distance but a deflection sends the ball behind.

  • 53. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    We have our first shot on target!

    Forest have the best chance of the game so far as Johnson outruns Holding down the right before sending a low cross to Zinckernagel.

    The winger strikes first time but it is brilliantly saved by Leno.

  • 49. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Nketiah makes an impressive run towards goal, but his strike is cut out by the Forest defence and claimed by Samba.

    Still no shot on target.

    Still 0-0.

  • 47. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    The home side break forward as Spence skips past Patino and Tierney.

    He strikes, but his effort flies over the bar.

    A positive start from Forest.

  • Kick Off – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    We’re underway for the second half.

    A big performance is needed from both sides.

  • Half Time – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    There have been no shots on target so far…

    That stat just about sums up the first half.

    Neither side have been at their best.

  • Half Time – Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Nothing separates the two teams after a flat first half.

    Forest have been brilliant in defence so far and have kept the Gunners at bay.

    Both sides will have to inject some more creativity into their game for the second half.

    Credit: Reuters
  • 44. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Nketiah makes a very late challenge on Bamba.

    The striker was lucky to get away with that one.

    Frustrations are starting to mount for Arsenal.

    Forest are doing an excellent job to contain the attack.

  • 35. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Zinckernagel is booked for tripping Saka.

    Both teams are looking a lot more lively now.

  • 34. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal make an early substitution.

    Tierney comes on to replace Tavares.

    Looks like a tactical change from Arteta, but Tavares does not look happy.

    Credit: Reuters
  • 27. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Holding goes for glory as he attempts a volley on the edge of the penalty area…

    … but the ball hits the corner flag.

    Not sure if that’ll be registered as a shot.

  • 17. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Odegaard swings a corner into the box but the ball is claimed by Samba.

    Neither side have looked too threatening so far.

  • 11. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Tavares sends a horrible pass back to Leno who is forced to head the ball off for a corner.

    It would have been a good finish, only if he’d been aiming towards the correct goal.

  • 7. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    White strikes first for the Gunners as he finds the ball on the edge of the box, but his effort does not challenge Samba.

    Forest are looking defensively comfortable in these opening stages.

  • 4. Nottingham Forest 0-0 Arsenal

    Forest go through on goal as Johnson tries to thread the ball to his teammate, but Leno comes out to claim it.

    A fairly even start to the game so far.

  • Kick Off

    We’re underway at City ground!

  • The teams are out

    Kick off is minutes away!

    Both sides are out.

    The atmosphere is electric.

    A place in the fourth round is at stake.

  • Eyes on the fourth round

    Whoever wins today’s game will play host to current cup holders Leicester City in the next round.

    The match will be played in the opening weekend of February.

  • Young Guns

    Arsenal have four youngsters in the squad today.

    Patino makes his first start for the club.

    Biereth, Salah-Eddine and Hutchinson are all on the bench.

    Credit: Getty
  • 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 on the night

    Arsenal will be wearing a special all-white kit today.

    This is part of a campaign to help combat knife crime in London.

    The Gunners have been promoting their ‘no more red’ campaign this week in the build-up to today’s fixture.

    Credit: Getty
  • Arsenal substitutes

    Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Tierney, Callum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Mika Biereth, Salah-Eddine and Omari Hutchinson.

  • Nottingham Forest substitutes

    Ethan Horvath, Tobias Figueiredo, Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho, Gaetan Bong, Cafu, Xande Silva, Braian Ojeda and Lyle Taylor.

  • Arsenal line-up

    Leno starts in goal for the Gunners with Cedric, Ben White, Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares in defence.

    Sambi Lokonga, Charlie Patino and Martin Odegaard are in midfield.

    Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all start in attack.

  • Nottingham Forest line-up

    Brice Samba starts in goal for the home side.

    Djed Spence, Joe Worrall, Scott Mckenna and Steve Cook start in defence.

    Jack Colback, Philip Zinckernagel, Ryan Yates and James Garner make up the midfield.

    Kienan Davis and Brennan Johnson form the attack.


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