Mikel Arteta has shocked fans with his starting lineup for the premier league fixture Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest.
The starting lineups for the second premier league fixture of the 2023/2024 season, Arsenal vs. Nottingham Forest, have been confirmed ahead of early kick-off today, Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Mikel Arteta starts with Kai Havertz and Declan Rice alongside Odegaard in the midfield, with Saka, Nketiah and Martinelli leading the attack. The shocking drop of Brazilian defender Gabriel is one that came as a shock to many, as questions have been asked about Arteta’s approach to the game.
Here is the starting lineup below:
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Partey, White, Saliba, Timber, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Martinelli, Nketiah.
Subs: Hein, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, Kiwior, Jorginho, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Nelson, Trossard.
Nottingham Forest: Turner, Aina, Boly, Worrall, McKenna, Aurier, Danilo, Yates, Mangala, Gibbs White, Johnson.
Subs: Horvarth, Williams, Niakhate, Kouyate, Freuler, O’Brien, Elanga, Awoniyi, Wood.
Officials for today’s fixture are:
- Referee: Michael Oliver
- Assistants: Stuart Burt, Dan Cook
- Fourth Official: Darren Bond
- VAR: Jarred Gillett
- Assistant VAR: Darren Cann