Nottingham Forest make the trip to North London last night looking to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Premier League giants Arsenal.

Boss Sabri Lamouchi has overseen nine unbeaten games in all competitions and will relish the challenge up against top-flight opposition.#


Forest thumped Derby County 3-0 in the previous round and go into the match on the back of two wins on the trot against Swansea City and Barnsley.

With Stoke City to come on Friday, Lamouchi will probably ring some changes this evening and Seat Pitch looked at the team which could play this evening:

Goalkeeper and back four

Brice Samba should get the nod to continue in goal having played tremendously well against Barnsley on Saturday.

At right-back, Matty Cash is pretty much the only available option so should continue.

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A change is likely to be made in the centre of defence. Tobias Figueiredo partnered Joe Worrall for the cup games against Fleetwood and Derby so should replace Michael Dawson this evening.

Yuri Ribeiro has played the last two league games at left-back so Jack Robinson might earn a run-out at the Emirates.

Midfield trio

Like Dawson, Ben Watson will probably get the chance to keep his feet up this evening so John Bostock should deputise in the holding role.

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Alfa Semedo was in good form against Derby in the last round so could also come into the side this evening.

The other option is really up for grabs. Joao Carvalho seems like the favourite to be given the nod but Samba Sow, Brennan Johnson and Tiago Silva could also be called upon.

In attack

Having run Derby ragged in the last round Albert Adomah will surely play against Arsenal.

On the left, it wouldn’t really be a surprise to see Joe Lolley play given the matchwinning qualities which he possesses.

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Sammy Ameobi looks like missing out with an injury so options are somewhat limited out wide.

Likewise through the middle. Lewis Grabban would probably not be risked in normal circumstances but with Rafa Mir on the treatment table, Lamouchi could be forced into playing his main talisman.

Here is how Lamouchi’s team might look like evening:


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