Confirmed line-ups: Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal – Smith Rowe starts

By on January 30, 2024

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Arsenal can climb up to second place in the Premier League table with a win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground tonight.

Mikel Arteta has handed Emile Smith Rowe a rare chance to impress as he starts in midfield alongside skipper Martin Odegaard this evening. Declan Rice is also passed fit to start in the middle of the park after recovering from a knock.

David Raya retains the gloves once again while the back four is unchanged from the win over Crystal Palace as Gabriel Magalhaes is fit to keep his place alongside Ben White, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Bukayo Saka starts once again on the right wing for Arsenal but we have a change on the opposite flank with Gabriel Martinelli recalled after scoring twice off the bench against Palace last time out.

Gabriel Jesus leads the line up front so Eddie Nketiah, Kai Havertz and Leandro Trossard all have to settle for places on the Arsenal bench this evening.

These are the teams:


Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Smith Rowe; Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Ramsdale, Cedric, Walters, Kiwior, Jorginho, Havertz, Nelson, Trossard, Nketiah


Turner; Montiel, Omobamidele, Murillo, Toffolo; Mangala, Danilo; Dominguez, Gibbs-White, Williams; Wood.

Subs: Hennessey, Odysseas, Worrall, Awoniyi, Hudson-Odoi, Felipe, Elanga, Yaes, Aguilera