LIVE: Nottingham Forrest vs Arsenal; Xhaka OUT due to Covid, Leno & Nketiah START; AS Roma vs Juventus; Mourinho aims to get back to winning ways; Follow all the updates>>>

FULL-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal

83′ MIN: The hosts have taken a surprise lead! Super sub Grabban scores what might be the winner. Upset on the cards?? Will lightning strike twice in the space of four years at the City Ground Stadium?

GOOOAAALLL!!! Nottingham Forrest 1-0 Arsenal (L. Grabban)

53′ MIN: Another banger!!! A delightful free-kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini finds its way in. Roma are breath-taking!

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 3-1 Juventus (L. Pellegrini)

48′ MIN: The hosts have their noses in front again! Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s deflected strike finds the back of the net.

GOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 2-1 Juventus (H. Mkhitaryan)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

HALF-TIME AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 1-1 Juventus

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

HALF-TIME AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

18′ MIN: Paulo Dybala draws the Old Lady level, off an assist by Federico Chiesa.

GOAAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-1 Juventus (P. Dybala)

11′ MIN: Tammy Abraham outjumps the defence inside the six-yard box to meet the corner and scores with a great header.

GOOOAAALLLL!!! AS Roma 1-0 Juventus (T. Abraham)

KICK-OFF AT THE STADIO OLIMPICO: AS Roma 0-0 Juventus

As for the visitors, Max Allegri has fielded a strong front three boasting the likes of Paulo Dybala, Moise Kean and Federico Chiesa. A win would see the Old Lady maintain their push for a Top Four finish.

Manager Jose Mourinho has given a debut to winter loan signing from Arsenal Ainsley Maitland Niles, while the usual suspects Tammy Abraham and Lorenzo Pellegrini are also in the Starting XI.

Meanwhile, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, capital side AS Roma will be seeking redemption following their 3-1 defeat away at AC Milan last time out. The Giallorossi will need to be disciplined this time around, as they ended the game against Milan with nine men – having seen two players sent off.

KICK-OFF AT THE CITY GROUND STADIUM: Nottingham Forrest 0-0 Arsenal

The home side have named their squad, with the intention of causing an upset against the more-fancied Gunners. They have handed debut appearances to Keinan Davis and Steve Cook.

Coach Mikel Arteta has named his side to take on Forrest, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli set to partner Eddie Nketiah upfront.

Granit Xhaka and Folarin Balogun are unavailable for today’s match after testing positive for Covid-19, while Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are absent due to a tight groin and tight right calf respectively.

The Gunners who are on a decent run of form will be aiming to make it through to the fourth round (as expected), while the hosts will seek to cause an upset – following Premier League campaigners Newcastle United’s ouster on Saturday.

Hello and welcome to Apex Football’s LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Third Round action between Nottingham Forrest and Arsenal. Both sides have a bit of history coming into this one but the home side will have fond memories of their 4-2 triumph over the Gunners in 2018, though the North London side did get their revenge a year later.

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