Predicted Lineups: Anticipation: Previewing the Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal match – forecast, squad updates, starting lineups

Arlo Gibbons


Arsenal are set to travel to Nottingham Forest for their penultimate game of the Premier League season as they strive to keep their title hopes alive for at least 24 hours. The Gunners’ last match saw them suffer a humbling defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion, while Forest drew with Chelsea.

Nottingham Forest took a surprise point from their game against Chelsea before the international break. While they did go 2-1 down in the game, a brace from Taiwo Awoniyi helped them earn an unlikely draw. They sit just three points above the relegation zone and will be looking to match or better the results of Leeds United and Leicester City, who both face tough fixtures over the weekend.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeat. They are almost out of contention for the title, mathematically or not, and a defeat at the City Ground on Saturday would see Man City crowned champions.

Nottingham Forest will be without several players for the game, including Dean Henderson, Chris Wood, Giulian Biancone, Neco Williams, Omar Richards, Scott McKenna, Jack Colback, and Jonjo Shelvey. They may deploy a 3-5-2 setup in a bid to contain Arsenal’s attack.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury sustained against Brighton. William Saliba (back) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf) are also expected to miss the final fixtures, however, Arsenal denied these rumours and Zinchenko trained before being ruled out once again. Mohamed Elneny and Takehiro Tomiyasu will also be missing.

Looking ahead to the game, predicts an away win for Arsenal. Forest will make it difficult for their visitors, but Arsenal should come out on top. With their season effectively over, Arsenal will be playing for pride and will want to end the campaign on a high note. Forest, on the other hand, need a positive result to ensure their survival in the Premier League.

In conclusion, Arsenal will face a tricky test away at Forest as they struggle to keep their title hopes alive. However, they should have enough quality to come away with all three points. Forest’s battle against relegation will ensure that they fight hard in the game, but the Gunners will be looking to end the season on a high note.


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