Arsenal vs Nottingham Predicted Lineups – Can the Tricky Trees outmanoeuvre the Gunners?

Arsenal and Nottingham are about to face each other at the beginning of the new Premier League season. With so much team news coming out of both camps we’ve been busy preparing for you our Arsenal vs Nottingham possible lineups, as well as, detailed analyses of all the latest developments.

Arsenal vs Nottingham lineups
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The game is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th and will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London. The kick-off time is 12:30 pm GMT. Now, let’s look at all the team news and also at our Arsenal vs Nottingham predicted lineups.

Arsenal vs Nottingham Predicted Lineups and News

Before we go into more details regarding the Arsenal vs Nottingham possible lineups we’ll give you the latest team news for each team and what that means for their overall strength. And if you can’t make it to the stadium don’t worry, you can always enjoy all the action on TV.

Team news: Arsenal

Arsenal’s treatment room is already pretty full and despite being full of confidence after their triumph in the Community Shield vs Man City last weekend the Gunners look stretched in several areas right now.

Star striker Gabriel Jesus hurt his knee recently and he is ruled out. Elneny, sidelined since January, also remains unavailable. On top of all that 5 other players are deemed touch-and-go. Not certain if any of Zinchenko, Nelson (scored 2 goals the last time Arsenal hosted Nottingham), Lokonga, Jorginho or Balogun will be able to return.

Despite all that Arsenal still have plenty of quality players and new signings Timber and Rice look set to make their league debuts for the Gunners. Kai Havertz also should be involved, but if as expected Arsenal opt for a fluid front 3 the German might start on the bench.

Arsenal’s confidence will be boosted by the fact that they won their last 3 home games vs Nottingham and also kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 home matches vs the Tricky Trees.

Arsenal Predicted Lineups (4-3-3):

Ramsdale – White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber – Odegaard, Partey, Rice – Saka, Trossard, Martinelli

Team news: Nottingham

Nottingham Forest secured their survival in the Premier League at the end of last season exactly with a 1-0 home win vs Arsenal. The Tricky Trees struggled on the road the entire previous campaign though. Also, their away record in this fixture is awful: 4 wins, 14 draws and 27 defeats.

Nottingham have serious injury issues in their attack too. Last season’s top goalscorer Awoniyi is sidelined. His main cover Brennan Johnson only just made a comeback from a serious injury himself. Even if Johnson starts he won’t be able to play the full 90 minutes.

In further blows the Tricky Trees will also be without the services of their main goalie Hennessey + defenders Felipe and Richardson. Considering the circumstances the ex-Arsenal goalie Matt Turner could be making his debut for Nottingham against his ex-teammates.

Nottingham Predicted Lineups (3-5-2):

Turner – Worrall, Boly, McKenna – Aurier, Yates, Danilo, Mangala, Aina – Gibbs-White, Johnson

Will Gabriel Jesus play today?

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Unfortunately, for Arsenal fans, the team’s main striker Gabriel Jesus is set to miss the opening few weeks of the new season due to a knee injury. He will be bitterly missed by the Gunners up front where Jesus established himself as a key figure last season.

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