Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Forest keeper plots cup upset

Forest keeper plots cup upset

Arsene Wenger's side is coming off a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at home.

Meanwhile, Wenger has hinted he will ring the changes after a busy schedule over the Christmas and the New Year. "We played three big games in six days and twice we were away, followed by a big game at home".

"I will rotate a little bit because we have also come out of a very high-loaded period", he said.

"We have to keep our level of focus, of urgency, because the third round is very hard especially when you play away from home against a Championship team". Caretaker boss Gary Brazil will have to massively up the ante for Forest to have any chance of knocking out the cup holders in the third round.

Paul Heckingbottom is top of Nottingham Forest's list as they continue to search for a new manager, according to a reliable football journalist.

Nottingham Forest recently sacked Mark Warburton in controversial fashion after owner Evangelos Marinakis deemed him to have under performed in his role as manager.

What's more he believes that replays are one of the reasons for that success in the competition.

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Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Sead Kolasinac, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal are all injured.

Nottingham Forest and Arsenal will face each other at the City Ground in the FA Cup this afternoon.

Forest have kept clean sheets in eight of their last 12 home FA Cup games. Steve Bould will probably be calling the shots, but I don't expect that Arsenal will be too negatively affected by le absence of le boss.

Shkodran Mustafi will be one to drop out while Calum Chambers seems to be just ahead of Rob Holding in the pecking order, despite his horror show against Chelsea, so he might be rested with Holding starting in the FA Cup tie.

The Gunners have won three of the last four FA Cups, including last year's 2-1 upset of Chelsea in the final.

"We had a normal training session today and the players have been bright and noisy, which is a good indication they're happy, so they got on with their work".

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