Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal – FA Cup: Live score and updates

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal, FA Cup LIVE: Mikel Arteta’s high flyers head back to the venue of their only third round defeat in 25 YEARS… as the Championship hosts look to repeat their heroics from 2018

  • Championship side Nottingham Forest welcome Arsenal to the City Ground  
  • Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be looking to avoid an upset in the FA Cup third round
  • Arsenal have only lost in the third round once in 25 years – away against Forest 
  • Steve Cooper’s side will be looking to repeat the trick they pulled off in 2018 
  • READ: The 10 kids to watch out for in the FA Cup this weekend
  • Latest FA Cup news, including live action and results

Arsenal will hope lightning does not strike twice as Mikel Arteta’s side look to avoid being on the end of another FA Cup upset in Nottingham.

The Gunners, who have won the tournament a record 14 times, have only been beaten once at the third round stage in the last 25 years.

That defeat came at the City Ground in 2018 against Nottingham Forest and as the sides meet again four years on, the Championship side will be looking to repeat the trick.

Follow Sportsmail’s ISABEL BALDWIN for live FA Cup third round coverage of Nottingham Forrest vs Arsenal, including build-up, team news and updates. 

We’ll also bring you the eagerly-anticipated fourth round draw, which takes place at 4.50pm.  

Host commentator

Arsenal have discarded their famous red shirt for this evening’s tie and instead wear a one-off all white kit to promote their new No More Red campaign.


Here’s how Steve Cooper has lined up as his side look to slay the Premier League giants.

Keinan Davis and Steve Cook have been handed their debuts as Ryan Yates returns.

Here’s how the Gunners line up this evening.

18-year-old Charlie Patino is set to make his full debut with bo Granit Xhaka, Emile Smith Rowe or Takehiro Tomiyasu in the squad.

Meanwhile, central defender Garbiel is suspended. 

Good afternoon and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup third round tie with Arsenal. 

The Gunners travel to the City Ground to face Forest as the Championship side hope they can cause an FA Cup upset.


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