Well, it’s that time of year when we see what youngsters Arsene Wenger is going to throw into action in the Littlewoods Coca Cola Rumblelows Carling Capital One Sponsor-less League cup.

With so many changes expected, there was little room for much shock like we tend to get in the league games when we’re often left scratching our heads wondering what’s going on.

Without further mumblings from me, here are the teams for tonight’s game.

If we can get a reliable stream, we’ll have a full match report after the final whistle.

If we can’t, we won’t and will probably just go to bed.

Kieran Gibbs captains the Gunners tonight.

Nottingham Forest – Stojkovic, Pereira, Mancienne, Mills, Lichaj, Dumitru-Cardoso, Cohen (c), Lansbury, Kasami, Osborn, Bendtner

Subs Smith, Fox, Carayol, Lica, Hobbs, Grant, Vellios

Arsenal – Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Gibbs, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Reine-Adelaide, Akpom, Lucas

Subs Macey, Bielik, Sheaf, Mavididi, Willock, Zelalem, Dasilva



Paul Tierney (This is Tierney’s first ever Arsenal match. His 16/17 record reads – 5 games, 16 yellows, 0 reds. Has refereed 1 Premier League game this season (Burnley 1 v Hull 1), 2 Championship and 1 League Two match)

Assistant 1

Simon Beck

Assistant 2

Adrian Holmes

Fourth Official

Lee Mason



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