Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal LIVE: Updates from FA Cup tie at the City Ground – Stream, TV channel, team news

ARSENAL were bested 4-2 when they last faced Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup three years at the City Ground.

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

  • 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.


Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Arsenal substitutes

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

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Nottingham Forest substitutes

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

  • Emillia Hawkins

    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.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    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.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Nottingham Forest Team News

    Jordi Odei-Tutu and Alex Mighten are both out of action due to injury.

    Steve Cook recently joined Forest from Bournemouth and is expected to make an appearance today.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Arsenal Team News

    Mikel Arteta returns to the sideline this week after being forced to work from home due to Covid.

    Nicholas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey are all away at the Africa Cup of Nations and so will be unavailable for the next few weeks.

    Sead Kolasinac and Callum Chambers are also in doubt due to injury and Covid.

    The Gunners have a number of youngsters travelling to Nottingham with the squad, including Charlie Patino – who scored on his senior debut in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

  • Emillia Hawkins

    Welcome to Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

    Good Afternoon and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of the FA Cup third round clash between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal.

    The Gunners begin the search for their 15th FA Cup title today.

    Forest will be aiming to make it to the fourth round of the competition for the second consecutive season.

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