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Arsenal Lineups Against Nottingham Forest Revealed: Gabriel Misses Out, Smith Rowe Decision Made

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Arsenal Lineups Against Nottingham Forest Revealed: Gabriel Misses Out, Smith Rowe Decision Made

Arsenal is set to resume Premier League action against Nottingham Forest, and manager Mikel Arteta has utilized the 10-day break for rigorous training sessions at London Colney.

Arteta mentioned the need to manage players, especially those who have played extensively, as the squad is currently short in numbers.

The return of Thomas Partey is a positive development, offering potential reinforcement in both defense and midfield.

However, Arteta clarified that Partey won’t be available for the upcoming match against Nottingham Forest, leaving the possibility open for a return in the subsequent weekend.

Facing Liverpool, who are already five points clear at the top of the table, Arteta recognizes the importance of not conceding further ground in the title race.

The manager faces dilemmas in team selection, with considerations for player fitness and strategic positioning.
David Raya’s standout performance against Crystal Palace solidifies his claim for the No.1 goalkeeper position.

In defense, the temptation to rest Gabriel might lead to considering Jakub Kiwior, but Gabriel’s pivotal role makes his inclusion crucial.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, showing improved form, is a preferred choice at left-back to counter Anthony Elanga’s threat.

The potential return of Thomas Partey could allow flexibility in positions, but without his involvement in this game, Ben White and Declan Rice should start in defense.

In midfield, Martin Odegaard is a clear choice, accompanied by Emile Smith Rowe, who deserves a starting role.
Upfront, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Jesus are automatic selections.

Choosing Gabriel Martinelli over Leandro Trossard on the left wing aims to capitalize on Martinelli’s momentum following his impactful performance against Crystal Palace.

Projected Arsenal XI vs Nottingham Forest: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

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