Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 30th January 2024 at 10:03pm
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The Gunners secured all three points at the City Ground versus Nottingham Forest in the Premier League with a 2-1 win in front of a crowd of 29,387. Goals from Gabriel Jesus (65′) and Bukayo Saka (72′) were enough to win the match, with Taiwo Awoniyi (89′) scoring late on for the hosts.

Nottingham Forest XI: M. Turner, A. Omobamidele, G. Montiel, Murillo, H. Toffolo, O. Mangala (72′), Williams (78′), N. Domínguez (64′), Danilo, Gibbs-White (c), Wood (46′).

Substitutes: O. Vlachodimos, W. Hennessey (GK), Felipe, J. Worrall, Yates (on for Mangala 72′), B. Aguilera, Awoniyi (on for Wood 46′), C. Hudson-Odoi (on for Dominguez 64′), Elanga (on for Williams 78′).

Goals: N/A

Shots: 9 On Target: 3

Possession: 26% — Corners: 2

Fouls: 6 — Yellow Cards: 0  — Red Cards: 0

Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko (90+2′), Rice, Odegaard (90+2′), Smith Rowe (72′), Saka, Martinelli (78′), Jesus (78′).

Substitutes: Ramsdale (GK), Cedric, Walters, Kiwior (on for Zinchenko 90+2′), Jorginho (on for Odegaard 90+2′), Havertz (on for Smith Rowe 72′), Nelson, Trossard (on for Martinelli 78′), Nketiah (on for Jesus 78′).

Goals: N/A

Shots: 19 On Target: 3

Possession: 74% — Corners: 11

Fouls: 7 — Yellow Cards: 1 (Jesus 40′)  — Red Cards: 0

Referee: Simon Hooper.
Assistant Referee: Adrian Holmes.
Assistant Referee: Simon Long.
Fourth Official: Graham Scott.
Video Assistant Referee: Jarred Gillett.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Richard West.

Post-match views from the forum:

blaze_of_glory: “Big win.

Not sure why everyone is freaking out about Liverpool, we were comfortably better than them in the last game at the Emirates and only beat ourselves. Matched them at Anfield as well.”

Bagels: “Thought that was a well-won match to be fair. Kept patient against a team that didn’t seem to have any intention other than to defend with their lives, and got the goals we needed to put it away.

Shame that I already know a poor bit of play from Zinchenko followed by a much poorer bit of play from Saliba will overshadow that for a lot of people.”

SA Gunner: “Completely nullified Forest tonight. Even their best moment came from our defensive mistakes.

This is what we’ll be up against for most of the season still, so good to see us manage so well, particularly killing transitions.

Some work to do in the final third, but solid performance nonetheless. The clean sheet lost drops my rating from 7 to 6/10.”


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