Odds: Forest 9/2, Draw 13/4, Arsenal 53/100
Kick Off: 1600, 07/01/2018
Stadium: City Ground
TV: BT Sport
Arsene Wenger is juggling plenty of balls at the moment, but a record of three FA Cup wins in four years for Arsenal suggests he is unlikely to take Sunday’s trip to Nottingham Forest lightly.
This game comes in between Premier League and EFL Cup semi-final meetings with Chelsea, but we feel the Gunners have the strength in depth to cope.
A Look At Nottingham Forest’s Betting Odds
Forest received a welcome fillip when holding out for a goalless draw at Leeds on New Year’s Day under caretaker boss Gary Brazil.
However, Leeds did hit the crossbar, have another effort cleared off the line and forced two fine saves from Jordan Smith, so we’re not getting carried away with that result.
Mark Warburton had previously paid the price for a run of three defeats in four games, including home losses to Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland without scoring a goal.
In fact, the Reds have been beaten 14 times in 26 Championship fixtures this season, with six of those reversals coming at the City Ground.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal are unbeaten in nine matches after Hector Bellerin’s late strike salvaged a 2-2 draw from Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Wenger has successfully rotated his squad to make good progress in both the Europa League and the EFL Cup this season, so any fresh faces brought in here should be up to speed.
Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck came on as late substitutes in midweek, while Alex Iwobi, Per Mertesacker and Francis Coquelin were left on the bench, so these are ideal candidates for Wenger to call on.
The Gunners have kept three clean sheets in four EFL Cup matches when making changes and three more in the Europa League. We also haven’t forgotten that they romped to a 4-0 victory at this venue in the EFL Cup last term!
Leeds 0-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST
ARSENAL 2-2 Chelsea – Jack Wilshere, Hector Bellerin
Head-to-head: Nottingham Forest 0-4 Arsenal
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