Arsenal travel to Nottingham Forest on Sunday for a highly-anticipated FA Cup third round clash as the Gunners look to get back on track following their loss to Manchester City. The winner here will advance to the fourth round. This is the first match in the competition in the 2021-22 campaign for either. Nottingham Forest play in the Championship, the second tier in England, and they currently sit in ninth place with 34 points with a 97-9 record.
Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
Date: Sunday, Jan. 9 | Time: 12:10 p.m. ET
Location: City Ground — Nottinghamshire, England
TV channel: None | Live stream: ESPN+
Odds: Nottingham +900; Draw +370; Arsenal -310 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Nottingham: The hosts are still without both Jordi Osei-Tutu and Alex Mighten as they remain injured, while Djed Spence is expected to start after making his return from injury against Huddersfield, as The Independent points out.
Arsenal: The Gunners are down a lot of players due to the African Cup of Nations, with Nicolas Pepe, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all participating the cup. In that group there are two defensive midfielders, meaning this should be a spot for Albert Lokonga and Granit Xhaka to combine in the middle with their absence, with Partey being the most glaring omission.
The Gunners start quick and get two goals from Eddie Nketiah as they cruise into the next round. Pick: Arsenal 3, Nottingham 0