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Arsenal could see their Premier League title challenge suffer a further blow when they visit an improved Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.

The Gunners have only played once over the last three weeks, earning a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium, but prior to that they had won just once in seven across all competitions.

That sequence included three defeats in five Premier League games, a run that has contributed to them slipping five points behind leaders Liverpool, while they are without an away win in the division for almost two months.

A trip to the City Ground, where they have struggled in the recent past, is therefore not ideal, especially as Forest have been on the up of late under Nuno Espirito Santo, losing just two of the Portuguese's seven matches in charge.
 

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Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Odds

Nottingham Forest - 15/2 
Draw - 7/2 
Arsenal - 2/5

TV channel and how to watch Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal will be shown live on TNT Sports 2.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal kick-off time and venue

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal will be played at the City Ground in Nottingham and is due to kick off at 19:30 GMT on Tuesday 30th January.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Predictions 

Double Chance - Nottingham Forest or Draw - 7/4

There were eyebrows raised when Forest opted to part ways with promotion-winning boss Steve Cooper and replace him with Nuno last month,.

However, the former Wolves head coach has already achieved some notable results, including winning at Newcastle and a home success over Manchester United.

That 2-1 victory over the Red Devils further underlined what Forest's strength has been since they returned to the Premier League in 2022.

Forty-two of their 58 top-flight points since have come at the City Ground - a sequence that includes last season's 1-0 win over Arsenal.

The Tricky Trees certainly appear to have the Gunners' number at home, as they have won the last three meetings between the two sides in Nottingham.

If that wasn't concerning enough for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta's visitors have also been patchy on the road of late, winning just three of their last 11 away fixtures across all competitions, a run that dates back to the end of September.

A Forest win can be backed at 15/2, but there are still 13 places and 23 points between these two sides in the standings, so perhaps siding with the hosts in the Double Chance market at 7/4 provides the better value.

Over 3.5 goals - 7/4

Forest have scored exactly two goals in each of their three home matches under Nuno, while their goalless FA Cup draw at Bristol City last time out was the first time they have failed to net in since the Portuguese's arrival.

That Ashton Gate stalemate was also the first clean sheet Forest have kept since early November, but normal service should be resumed when Arsenal come to town.

The Gunners are averaging two goals per game in the Premier League this season and have only failed to net in one of their last six away fixtures - over four goals on Tuesday would therefore appear a shrewd choice.

Chris Wood anytime goalscorer - 4/1

The Forest player who has perhaps benefitted most from the change in manager is forward Chris Wood, who has scored six in seven under Nuno having previously been left on the periphery of the squad by Cooper.

The highlight of that return to form was the New Zealand international's hat-trick against former club Newcastle, while he also struck the winner in Forest's FA Cup third-round victory over Blackpool.

Wood also has previous when facing Arsenal, netting in Burnley's 1-1 home draw with the Gunners during the 2020/21 season, and he is 4/1 to add to that tally on Tuesday.

Nottingham Forest Team News

On-loan Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is ineligible to face his parent club and he joins the injured Taiwo Awoniyi and Forest's six players away at the Africa Cup of Nations on the unavailable list.

There is better news regarding winger Anthony Elanga, who is in line to return after four games out with a thigh injury.

Arsenal Team News

Declan Rice is expected to shake off the hamstring niggle he picked up in the demolition of Palace, while fellow midfielder Thomas Partey could return to the matchday squad following a thigh issue.

Gabriel Martinelli will be eyeing a start after his brace from the bench against the Eagles.

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal Stats

Forest have won each of their last three home meetings with Arsenal and 42 of their 58 points since returning to the Premier League have been earned at the City Ground.

Arsenal ended a run of just one win in seven against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium last time out, but the Gunners remain inconsistent on the road, triumphing in just three of their last 11 away games.

Head-to-Head

Nottingham Forest wins29
Draws22
Arsenal wins53

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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