LONDON (Sporting Alert) – Arsenal kick off their 2023/24 Premier League campaign with a tantalizing clash against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium, live at 7:30 a.m. ET. The Gunners, fresh from their Community Shield triumph, are eager to replicate the form that propelled them to a title challenge last season.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest, who narrowly secured their Premier League status last term, are on a mission to improve their away record. – Read more: Crash survivor sues Georgia, Jalen Carter
Recent Form and Transfers
Mikel Arteta’s side clinched the Community Shield at Wembley and are optimistic about carrying that momentum forward. On the other hand, Steve Cooper’s Forest have had a quieter summer in the transfer market.
Notable signings include Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga and former Arsenal player Matt Turner. Forest also secured the services of ex-Chelsea defender Ola Aina and made Chris Wood’s loan move from Newcastle permanent.
Arteta expressed his excitement for the new season, emphasizing the need to play better against a Forest side that defeated them last season. Cooper acknowledged the need for squad reinforcements but remains committed to the current players, emphasizing preparation for the upcoming matches.
Team News: Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
Arsenal’s squad is mostly fit, with exceptions being Mohamed Elneny and Gabriel Jesus due to knee injuries. Jorginho and Oleksandr Zincheko are expected to return after recent knocks. Forest will miss Taiwo Awoniyi and Moussa Niakhate, but Brennan Johnson is likely to feature.
Steve Cooper’s tactical flexibility remains a talking point. Last season, Forest often employed a 3-4-2-1 formation, focusing on counter-attacks. Despite their defensive setup, they conceded an average of 2.3 goals in away games, highlighting areas for improvement.
- Arsenal remain unbeaten in their last nine home league games against Forest.
- Forest have lost their opening league game in the last four seasons.
- Gabriel Martinelli has a strong record against Forest, having scored three goals in two home games.
Broadcast Information: Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
You can watch Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest today live on Peacock TV in the United States, while for the fans in the United Kingdom, TNT Sports 1 will be you broadcasters. TalkSports Radio UK will stream the action for free.
United States: Watch live on Peacock and listen on SiriusXM FC
United Kingdom: Live on TNT Sports 1, discovery+ App, discovery+, TNT Sports Ultimate, TalkSport Radio UK
The stage is set for a thrilling encounter as both teams look to start their Premier League journey on a high note.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Partey, White, Saliba, Timber, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subs: Hein, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Kiwior, Jorginho, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Nelson, Trossard.
Nottingham Forest: Turner, Aina, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Aurier, Danilo, Yates, Mangala, Gibbs White, Johnson.
Subs: Horvarth, Williams, Niakhate, Kouyate, Freuler, O’Brien, Elanga, Awoniyi, Wood.