Arsene Wenger is expected to make a number of changes to the Arsenal starting lineup for the trip to Nottingham Forest this evening. We expect starts for Gabriel, Kieran Gibbs, and Jeff Reine-Adelaide in a much-changed team.
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Match: Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Stadium: The City Ground
Kick Off (GMT): Tue Sep 20 19:45
The EFL Cup isn’t a priority but a win would be nice.
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up:
GK) David Ospina
David Ospina is expected to play in goal later this evening. The Colombian featured against PSG last week and kept the Gunners in the game. Ospina is a solid backup for Cech and will probably be given the nod in all cup competitions this season.
RB) Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy should come in for his first match of the season and give Hector Bellerin a well-deserved rest. The Frenchman has barely played for the club in recent years but should feature tonight.
CB) Rob Holding
Rob Holding is expected to come back into the first team later this evening. The youngster impressed during his stint in the first team earlier this season and will be hoping for more of the same against Championship opposition.
CB) Gabriel Paulista
Based on what Wenger has said in the last week, we expect Gabriel to come back into the side. The Brazilian is back in training after an injury he picked up in pre-season and should feature tonight.
LB) Kieran Gibbs
Kieran Gibbs should come in and get some much-needed first team action. The Englishman could even displace Nacho Monreal in the first team if he performs well after the Spaniard’s shaky start to the season.
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