Premier League Action at Emirates Stadium – Arsenal face Nottingham Forest

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Arsenal still on top, as the welcome Forest to Emirates Stadium – Sunday – 2:00pm GMT. 2022-10-30 14:00:00

Leaders Arsenal are currently 19 places higher than their rivals Forest, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and twentieth positions respectively.

Winning the Premier League and securing a Champion’s League qualification is Arsenal’s focus

Losing away to Leeds United 0-1, which followed them drawing away to Southampton 1-1, this is a worrying run of form for Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, League leaders Arsenal keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 11 meetings is astonishing this season. They are worthy of their place within the Champion’s League zone. 9 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws; That’s worth the number one spot in the League having won nine matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.

When Arsenal host Forest, they will do so on the back of five wins on their own ground.

Arsenal will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 31 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good Attacking Performance

Arsenal will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (25). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Gabriel Jesus (5), Bukayo Saka (4), and Gabriel Martinelli (4). Arsenal have conceded 11 goals.

Going into Sunday’s game, Mikel Arteta without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Nottingham Forest under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Arsenal on Sunday

Forest will take a huge positive from their recent 1-0 win against Liverpool at City Ground.

Also, with relegation a real prospect for Forest, Steve Cooper must stop the poor run of form that has produced six losses in nine games. Now they have 2 matches won, 7 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in twentieth place, with a total of nine points having won two fixtures, drawn three games, and lost seven matches.

Forest now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have drawn two matches and lost four meetings matches on the road.

A win in this fixture would take Nottingham Forest’s points to 12 in the League.

Forest are missing five players through injury or illness. This will affect Steve Cooper’s selection choices significantly.

Arsenal v Nottingham Forest – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Arsenal and Forest have faced each other 12 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Arsenal’s favour (7 – 3). Further, seven of the previous 11 matches between Arsenal and Forest have resulted in an Arsenal win. The last time both teams met in this competition Arsenal delivered a 1-0 home win.

Other standout players for Arsenal are Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli with four goals and four goals respectively and for Forest are Taiwo Awoniyi and Brennan Johnson with three goals each.