Nottingham Forest are set to bring their largest away following since 1994 to the Emirates Stadium for tonight’s League Cup clash against Arsenal.
Nottingham Forest have reportedly been allocated 8,397 tickets for their trip to Arsenal, and they sold out the entire allocation well in advance. That represents their largest away following since 1994 when they travelled to Peterborough to secure promotion to the Premier League.
Head coach Sabri Lamouchi was clearly very pleased about the news, speaking in quotes reported by the Nottingham Post.
“Our fans are just fantastic. They follow us everywhere and are right behind us,” Lamouchi said.
“I hope it will continue to be the same in the league for the rest of the season. As players and staff, we try to bring them with us because they are doing as much as they can. We are lucky.”
Arsenal have a bit of a score to settle with Nottingham Forest, after they took a fairly large away allocation of their own up the country to watch a 4-2 FA Cup defeat back in 2018.
Though there have been many changes since then, including manager Arsene Wenger making way for head coach Unai Emery, there are also a few players who are likely to feature in both fixtures.
Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Rob Holding all started back in January 2018, whilst Calum Chambers travelled as an unused substitute.
Almost two years later, each of those players has shown a lot of improvement. Now they need to bury their cup demons and send those 8,397 supporters back home disappointed!
Regardless of the result, it looks like the game is going to provide a good atmosphere.
First published 17 September 2019