The match officials have now been confirmed for the Premier League tie between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at the City Ground on Tuesday 30th January, which will kick-off at 19:30, live on TNT Sports 2.
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.
The last time he oversaw a match involving Nottingham Forest was their 2-0 defeat at home against Manchester United in the Premier League last season. He brandished four yellow cards, including bookings for Neco Williams and Orel Mangala.
His last match involving Arsenal was earlier this season at the London Stadium versus West Ham United in the League Cup (3-1). He showed no cards on this occasion.
Last season, he was most card-happy in the Premier League encounter between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St. James’ Park (0-0) when he showed 8 yellow cards, including a booking for former Arsenal youth Luke Ayling.
Hooper has been the man with the whistle on twenty occasions so far this season, showing 91 yellow cards and 3 red cards. He was most card-happy in the Premier League encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool (2-1) when he showed 10 yellow cards and 2 red cards.
Sources: Premier League & Soccer Base.