Arsenal’s FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest is at risk after the hosts cancelled their Championship match on Monday due to a Covid outbreak.
Nottingham Forest wrote on their club website at the weekend that they’d had to call off their Championship fixture against Barnsley on Monday due to a combination of injuries and positive Covid-19 tests.
Forest explained that they had less than the minimum number of players available to fulfil a fixture.
At the time, Forest added that their game against Arsenal remained on. But they added that “should the situation change, supporters will be advised immediately through official club channels”.
This is obviously a concerning update for Arsenal, considering the Covid issues surrounding their League Cup tie against Liverpool.
There’s a lot of uncertainty over which games they’ll actually be able to play in the next week or so.
Some supporters are starting to worry about Gabriel Magalhaes, who still has a one-game suspension to serve. It would obviously be better if he could serve it before the crucial upcoming North London derby.
It’s still very likely Arsenal will have a game before then, though.
As mentioned, the Forest game is currently still going ahead, and Liverpool’s Covid outbreak would have to be seriously bad to last for two full weeks and get the second leg called off as well.
Still, it’s going to keep weighing on minds until Arsenal can actually get back out on that pitch again.