Nottingham Forest host Arsenal at the City Ground this evening in the Premier League, and the referee is Simon Hooper. The match is live on TNT Sports 2 and will kick-off at 19:30.
The hosts go into tonight’s match 16th in the league, having picked up 7 points from their last 6 matches, including a 2-1 win at home versus Manchester United and a 3-1 win away at Newcastle United. They have a total of 20 points from their 21 matches.
The Gunners go into this match on the back of a comfortable 5-0 win at home versus Crystal Palace, five points off top spot in third.
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 18:30 to view both line-ups and benches.
Nottingham Forest XI: M. Turner, A. Omobamidele, G. Montiel, Murillo, H. Toffolo, O. Mangala, Williams, N. Domínguez, Danilo, Gibbs-White (c), Wood.
Substitutes: O. Vlachodimos, W. Hennessey, Felipe, J. Worrall, Yates, B. Aguilera, Awoniyi, C. Hudson-Odoi, Elanga.
Arsenal XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Rice, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.
Substitutes: Ramsdale, Cedric, Walters, Kiwier, Jorginho, Havertz, Nelson, Trossard, Nketiah.
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.
Pre-match views from the forum:
Riou: “The next two matches will show us if we are in for a title fight, or a Champions League qualification fight.
We will have 15 games left after this game and Liverpool next weekend, when you get to the last 15-10 games section of the season you know exactly what you are going for…you are in the home stretch pretty much.
We have the talent in our squad to both beat Forest and Liverpool to be honest, and depending how Liverpool get on against Chelsea (who are playing well now) before they play us…we could end next weekend level on points with Liverpool quite easily.
But…away game at night, a team fighting relegation and we have seen this before…screams dropped points.
Then if you add that to a possible Liverpool loss next weekend, we go from checking to see how Pool and Citeh are doing…to keeping tabs on Sp**s’ and Villa’s results instead, season’s on the edge here.
Gonna back the lads one last time before completely giving up on these losers, 3-1 to The Arsenal…NORTH LONDON 4-EVER!!!”
SA Gunner: “Need some more of the fluidity we saw in part against Palace, and that starts with an early goal to open up the game of course. We are looking much sharper in attack and have been sharper for a while now, but we still need to convert those box entries into goals.
A clean sheet as well, of course, our goal difference looks healthy at 22, but it can be much better.
He that will not be named is back as well, and along with Smith Rowe give us a level of central access we have not seen before. We are as close to our strongest level again and that is good news for our overall game.
Forest 0-3 Arsenal.”