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Match preview: Arsenal vs Forest in association with Football Index

24 September 2019

Check out the match preview as Nottingham Forest head to London to face Arsenal in the third round of the Carabao Cup, in association with Football Index.

Nottingham Forest and Arsenal meet for the 100th time tonight as both sides look to book their spot in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

It will be The Reds' first visit to the Emirates Stadium, however, as Sabri Lamouchi's men look to continue their fine start to the season. Victory on Saturday against Barnsley saw them climb into the top six and make it nine games unbeaten in all competitions.

Forest have beaten Fleetwood Town and rivals Derby County to reach this stage of the competition, meanwhile Arsenal get their first taste of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners needed a late double to secure a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on the weekend as they look to challenge at the top of the Premier League once again.

Club News

Listen to Arsenal vs Forest live on iFollow

23 September 2019

Team news

Rafa Mir will miss out once again for The Reds, leaving Lewis Grabban as Forest's only striking option. Sammy Ameobi could also deputise in a central role but he picked up a knock on the weekend and is a doubt.

Ryan Yates remains sidelined but is nearing a return, while Sabri Lamouchi may be tempted to rotate some players from the league action.

Forest thoughts

Head to head

  Forest wins Draws Arsenal wins
League 25 22 45
League Cup 0 0 3
FA Cup 2 0 2
Total 27 22 50

Last time out


Darren England will be in charge of tonight's game, his second Forest game of the season. He was also in the middle for the opening game of the season against West Brom and has refereed six games in total so far this campaign, showing nine yellow cards.

Ticket News

Tickets: Arsenal (A)

24 September 2019

Ticket news

Tickets for tonight's game have sold out, with Forest fans snapping up all 8,397 tickets available.

Important ticket collection and travel information can be found here.


Due to broadcasting restrictions, there will be no live feed of the match on iFollow Forest. However, you can listen to the match live with commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham for just £2.50. Full details can be found here.

There will also be full coverage via the club's official social media channels and in the Match Centre.

Club News

Important information for Arsenal coach travel

23 September 2019

Other ties

To be played at 7.45pm unless otherwise stated:


Colchester vs Tottenham
Crawley vs Stoke
Luton vs Leicester
Portsmouth vs Southampton
Preston vs Manchester City
Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton
Watford vs Swansea


Brighton vs Aston Villa
Burton vs Bournemouth
Chelsea vs Grimsby
MK Dons vs Liverpool
Oxford vs West Ham
Sheffield United vs Sunderland
Wolves vs Reading
Manchester United vs Rochdale (8pm)

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