• 2nd Half
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Arsenal
  • DowellMills
    90'
  • Worrall
    89'
  • DebuchyAkpom
    87'
  • CashMcKay
    87'
  • Mertesacker
    86'
  • Dowell (P)
    85'
  • Ospina
    85'
  • Debuchy
    84'
  • Welbeck
    79'
  • WillockNketiah
    65'
  • Brereton (P)
    64'
  • CloughWalker
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Arsenal
  • Lichaj
    44'
  • Mertesacker
    23'
  • Lichaj
    20'
avant-match

LIVE
Nottingham Forest - Arsenal
The Emirates FA Cup - 7 January 2018

The Emirates FA Cup – Follow the Football match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal live with Eurosport. The match starts at 17:00 on 7 January 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Sabri Lamouchi or Mikel Arteta? Find out by following our live matchcast.

Have your say by voting on who will win between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.

    
30
Highlights 
 
 Remove
90+5' 

That's full time. A deserved, impressive victory for a young Forest side, and a dreadful showing from Arsenal's youngsters and their smattering of seniors. Wenger is out, but just of the FA Cup.

90+4' 

There are seconds left.

  • Matthew Mills
    OffKieran DowellNottingham ForestMills is on for Dowell.
  • Matthew Mills
    OnMatthew MillsNottingham Forest
90+3' 

Mills is on for Dowell.

90+2'

Nketiah lifts a shot over Smith, it's dribbling wide of goal and Walcott sends it from the touchline against the side-netting. Smith got a finger tip to it.

90' 

There will be four minutes of added time.

  • Joe Worrall
    Red cardJoe WorrallNottingham ForestRED CARD! Worral is off for sliding into the back of Akpom. It's a second yellow.
89' 

RED CARD! Worral is off for sliding into the back of Akpom. It's a second yellow.

88' 

Mertesacker is also in the book for dissent.

87' 

McKay on for Cash. Akpom on for Debuchy.

  • Kieran Dowell
    Goal by penaltyKieran DowellNottingham ForestGOAL! Forest 4-2 Arsenal. Dowell scores - Kieran Dowell slips as he takes the penalty, which fires into the top of the net. The referee goes to check if there was a double touch, and after an age the goal is awarded.
86' 

GOAL! Forest 4-2 Arsenal. Dowell scores - Kieran Dowell slips as he takes the penalty, which fires into the top of the net. The referee goes to check if there was a double touch, and after an age the goal is awarded.

  • David Ospina
    Yellow cardDavid OspinaArsenalOspina is booked as well. Debuchy did win the ball, but he wrapped his legs around the player as he did so.
85' 

Ospina is booked as well. Debuchy did win the ball, but he wrapped his legs around the player as he did so.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    Yellow cardMathieu DebuchyArsenalPENALTY! Debuchy hacks Traore from behind the box as he getss ready to shoot.Yellow card for the defender.
84'

PENALTY! Debuchy hacks Traore from behind the box as he getss ready to shoot.Yellow card for the defender.

83' 

Welbeck claims for a penalty after being nudged in the box by Mancienne, but it's not too clearcut to be given.

80'

Walker runs into the box and strikes a shot at goal, and Ospina dives left to save.

79' 

GOAL! Forest 3-2 Arsenal. Welbeck scores - A through ball for Welbeck to chase seems to be no problem for Smith, but he lets the ball slide through his arms, and Welbeck can pass into an empty net.

76' 

Smith claims a cross and perhaps unsurprisingly goes to ground. It all eats up a few seconds.

74' 

Dowell gets round the back of the defence, but his low cross is cleared.

72' 

Around 20 minutes to go, and honestly, Forest are looking by far the better side.

69' 

Smith makes an important save to keep out Nketiah.

68' 

Cash scrambles away a corner for Forest.

66' 

Nketiah replaces Willock.

65' 

GOAL! Forest 3-1 Arsenal. Brereton scores - He strolls to the ball on the spot and sends Ospina the wrong way, to the 'keepers' right.

  • Ben Brereton
    Goal by penaltyBen BreretonNottingham ForestPENALTY! Holding stretches out a leg after Cash robs the ball off him in the penalty box, and brings him down.
64' 

PENALTY! Holding stretches out a leg after Cash robs the ball off him in the penalty box, and brings him down.

63' 

Debuchy's cross is calmly played back by Vaughan to Smith, and he clears to Brereton. Holding shoves him over in midfield, and that's another foul.

61' 

Brereton latches onto a Walker cross, but it strikes Holding at the near post to go behind corner. Dowell's two crosses come to nothing after Vaughan sends a shot wide from outside the box.

58' 

With the hour mark approaching, Forest take their time over a free kick in midfield to give themselves a few seconds of respite.

56' 

Clough is replaced by Walker.

55' 

Maitland-Niles dummies to make space in the box, and he clips a ball towards but over Welbeck at the near post.

53' 

Debuchy puts in a much better cross from the right, and Smith has to stretch to get this one.

52' 

Forest still sit back, but Brereton is a superb outlet considering the level he is playing at.

51' 

He's 18! Mary Poppins!

50' 

Smith runs out to claim Debuchy's cross from the right wing, able to claim at chest height.

49' 

Forest continue to sit deep. Given Arsenal's poor defence, that might not be wise.

48' 

Iwobi tries a volley to flick in Walcott in the box, but his pass is cut out.

47' 

Nelson overruns the ball in the box, and it runs out of play.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

The second half gets underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45+2'

That's half time. See you in 15 minutes.

45+1' 

Maitland-Niles sends an effort wide of goal. There's a minute left for Forest to keep them out this half.

45' 

There will be two minutes of added time, at least.

44'

GOAL! Forest 2-1 Arsenal. Lichaj scores - A superb goal. A cross from the right for Forest is headed out, Lichaj chests it down and loops a volley into the far top corner.

43' 

Ospina is down, and seems to having problem with a finger. He might have dislocated, but seems OK to waggle the pain off.

41'

Osborn sends in Brereton with an excellent, curling ball over the top. He has time to steady himself and shoot across Ospina, but he can't beat the 'keepers dive.

40'

Nelson cuts in from the left, onto his right foot, and from the edge of the box he sends a low shot just wide of the goal and into the side-netting. Smith had it covered.

39' 

The game has calmed down a wee bit, but now Arsenal are dominating the game. Lichaj chests back a cross from Welbeck to his 'keeper.

35' 

Iwobi slips in Welbeck's run into the box, the 'keeper runs out and blocks his shot, but Welbeck is flagged offside anyway.

32'

Brereton slaloms through the Arsenal defence and spanks a shot at goal that has Ospina diving to his right to pull off an excellent, strong-wristed stop.

30' 

Iwobi tries to bend a shot into the top corner, from distance, and it sails over the bar.

28' 

Maitland-Niles hobbles away from a challenge on the edge of the box after some neat play and an attempted through-ball.

26' 

Lichaj has a cross blocked on the right, and Arsenal attack down the other wing.

  • Per Mertesacker
    GoalPer MertesackerArsenalGOAL! Forest 1-1 Arsenal. Mertesacker scores - From a free kick on the left, Walcott lifts the ball into Holding, it hits the post and Mertesacker stabs it home.
23' 

GOAL! Forest 1-1 Arsenal. Mertesacker scores - From a free kick on the left, Walcott lifts the ball into Holding, it hits the post and Mertesacker stabs it home.

22' 

City have dropped back to absorb some pressure from Arsenal. Cash fouls Nelson on the left wing, outside the box.

  • Eric Lichaj
    GoalEric LichajNottingham ForestGOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal. Lichaj scores - Dowell smashes in a shot from a tight angle, straight at Ospina, and Lichaj races to the near post to head it in before the 'keeper can reach it.
20'

GOAL! Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal. Lichaj scores - Dowell smashes in a shot from a tight angle, straight at Ospina, and Lichaj races to the near post to head it in before the 'keeper can reach it.

19' 

Elneny concedes another corner, this time on the right. Osborn is tripped as he takes a short one and tries to force his way into the box. Maitland-Niles is the transgressor.

18'

Clough attacks down the left, jinks into the box and as he reaches for a shot, he is tackled and the ball runs to Cash. He stretches to aim a shot to the far corner, and Ospina tips it around the post.

15' 

Nelson sends a pass just behind Walcott, missing his run into the box.

14' 

Arsenal build from the back, and Maitland-Niles lifts a long bal to nobody. Forest send it long quickly to Brereton, but he can't chase it down.

13' 

Nelson can't reach a pass down the left wing in Forest's half, and they have a throw in to build on.

12' 

Wenger is in the stands after he DESTROYED a referee in an EPIC RANT.

11' 

Dowell gets two chances to cross, and both of them are repelled.

10' 

Forest play patiently, looking for an opening but Arsenal are resisting them well by sitting back until Osborn wins a corner off Nelson on the right wing.

9' 

Forest are looking pretty comfortable on the ball. They don't look like the kind of side that's struggling in the Championship.

8' 

Iwobi takes a shot from the edge of the box but it's straight at a wall of defenders.

7' 

Walcott is sipped in between the defence and scuffs a shot wildly wide.

6'

Forest again find Brereton in the box, and he drills an early shot across goal that Opsina dives left to save.

5' 

Brereton is released behind the defence, scoops the shot past Ospina, but he is flagged offside.

4' 

The corner is headed away but Arsenal retain possession in defence.

3' 

Walcott has a cross aimed towards Welbeck cut out for a corner.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway.

15:55 

The match will begin in five minutes, and they appear ready for a party.

15:40 

Please send your best comments and predictions to @lxndrnthrtn.

15:35 

Arsena have unsurprisingly picked a second string team for their favourite tournament. Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are the senior players in attack, with Mo Elneny, Rob Holding and Per Mertesacker the other first teamers.

15:30 

Nottingham Forest have their new manager... wait, no they don't. Caretaker Gary Brazil is in charge today, with Aitor Karanka a possible replacement.

15:20 

TEAMS: Nottingham Forest: Smith, Lichaj, Mancienne, Traore, Osborn, Cash, Clough, Brereton, Dowell, Vaughan, Worrall. Subs: Henderson, Mills, McKay, Bouchalakis, Walker, Cummings, Vellios. /// Arsenal: Ospina, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding, Willock, Elneny, Nelson, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck. Subs: Macey, Chambers, Osei-Tutu, Dasilva, Reine-Adelaide, Akpom,Nketiah.

15:15 

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Nottingham Forest v Arsenal.