The Gunners return to the City Ground, the venue where their 2022-23 title race officially came to an end. Will we see a repeat of last season's result? Here is everything you need to know about this clash.

Where can I watch Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal live on TV?

This game will not be televized in the USA. Those in the UK can tune in toTNT Sports 2. In Australia, Optus Sport has got fans of the Premier League covered with their coverage of this tie. If you live elsewhere, please check our dedicated match page for further information on how to follow this game live on TV in your country.

Where can I stream Nottingham Forest vs. Arsenal live?

Fans in the USA can stream this clash exclusviely on Peacock. Meanwhile, UK fans can tune in to discovery+ and the discovery+ app while those in Canada need a fuboTV Canada subscription to watch this game live. Optus Sport, once again, has fans in Australia covered. If you live elsewhere, please check our dedicated match page for further information on how to stream this game live in your country. 


Arsenal return to action in the Premier League for the first time in 10 days as the Gunners have the opportunity to temporarily leapfrog Manchester City and move within two points of current leaders Liverpool in the table. However, the North London giants must overcome Nottingham Forest, a side battling relegation and in desperate need of the three points.

The Reds are currently in a relegation battle for the second season running, with Elanga and Co. sitting 16th in the table, only four points ahead of 18th-placed Luton Town.

Furthermore, Forest enter this game on the back of a frustrating defeat, losing 3-2 to Brentford in their last league game that saw Ivan Toney return from suspension. Nuno's side were left enraged after the full-time whistle as the aforementioned English striker cheated for his goal, moving the ball during a free kick before passing it into the back of the net.

Forest then drew their following fixture, which was an FA Cup tie, being held to a goalless stalemate away to Bristol City and leaving them with only three wins from their last 13 matches across all competitions.

However, the West Bridgford side should take confidence from the last time Arsenal visited the City Ground. That took place in the final few rounds of the 2022-23 campaign, with Forest beating the Gunners 1-0 to officially end the North London giants' title chase.

Furthermore, the hosts can be difficult to overcome on home soil. Elanga and Co. unforgettably beat Manchester United 2-1 in their final game of 2023 and overcame Aston Villa while giving Brighton a run for their money.

Arsenal, on the flip side, are chasing the Premier League title and cannot afford to drop further points following their dip in form towards the end of 2023. The Gunners thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 in their most recent fixture but that result came on the back of a three-game losing streak and a four-match winless run.

In fact, before that two-week break in Dubai following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Liverpool, Arteta's men had won only once in seven games across all competitions, with that sole victory being a 2-0 triumph at home to Brighton.

As a result, the North London giants, who entered Christmas top of the table, are now five points behind league leaders Liverpool. While they are tied on 43 points with Manchester City and Aston Villa, Saka and Co. boast a superior goal difference to Emery's side but an inferior one compared to Guardiola's reigning champions — the Cityzens also boast a game in hand.

Additionally, this is the first tie in a run of tricky fixtures for the Gunners. After their Nottingham Forest trip, Artata's men will prepare to host Klopp's Liverpool before traveling to West Ham in the league and Porto in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 affair, with a visit to Burnley sandwiched in between.

Furthermore, Arteta's men will be out for revenge over the side that ended last season's title charge. While the Gunners would have likely missed out on the title regardless of that City Ground defeat, that result was the final dagger in what was a heartbreaking title collapse.

Team news

Nottingham Forest: Ola Aina, Cheikhou Kouyate, Willy Boly, Serge Aurier, Ibrahim Sangare, and Moussa Niakhate either are or have been involved in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 and will not participate in this fixture. Nuno Tavares is unavailable due to the laws preventing a loanee from facing his parent club while Felipe, Taiwo Awoniyi, Anthony Elanga, and Divock Origi are unlikely to feature due to injury/fitness.

Arsenal: Takehiro Tomiyasu is away at the Asian Cup and while Egypt have been eliminated from AFCON 2023, Mohamed Elneny is unlikely to be in contention. Elsewhere, while Thomas Partey and Jurrien Timber have made great strides in their road to recovery, neither are in contention for this tie. Meanwhile, Declan Rice and Gabriel Magalhães will undergo late tests after picking up injuries in the 5-0 win over Palace.

Key stats

  • Arsenal have won five of their last six Premier League encounters.

  • However, the Gunners have pulled off the double over the Reds only once and that was way back in 1998-99.

  • Nuno's side have won their last three home games against the Gunners in a row.

  • The hosts have dropped more points from winning positions in the Premier League than any other club since returning to the top flight (46).

  • Arteta's men have won just two of their last seven away ties.

  • Furthermore, Saka and Co. are winless in their last three away fixtures, losing to Fulham and Aston Villa while drawing at Liverpool.

Broadcast listings


Match details, result and original broadcast info

Nottingham Forest 1 - 2 Arsenal

January 30, 2024 2:30pmThe City Ground (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire)

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