Nottingham Forest will renew their rivalry with Arsenal in January.

The Reds have been drawn against the Gunners in the FA Cup third round, with the tie to take place at the City Ground.

Forest played Arsenal at the same stage of the competition in 2018 when the Gunners were the holders.

The Reds defied the odds and their young side defeated Arsenal 4-2 to shock Arsene Wenger and his makeshift team.

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Many Gunners fans saw that debacle as the beginning of the end for the legendary manager.

It was a sign of real disrespect to the Reds; although in truth he did pick a team that should have been capable of defeating Forest.

In 2021, the two teams will look very different.

Arsenal won’t have European football on their agenda this year and that could see a strong team arrive at the City Ground.

The tie provides something to look forward to for the Reds and Steve Cooper will hope to see his team give a good account.

Arsenal were dreadful in defeat against a hapless Everton outfit last night.

A late Demarai Gray goal saw the Toffees come from behind to beat the Gunners, with some fans piling the pressure on Mikel Arteta.

What have Arsenal fans said about drawing Forest?

It’s fair to say that they’re hardly petrified about returning to the City Ground.

Some are certainly sceptical though and hope that history doesn’t repeat itself on Trentside.

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Both teams have plenty of games before the FA Cup comes around and both need points for different reasons.

Arsenal will hope to get themselves back into Europe, whilst the challenge for Forest is to try and gatecrash the play-offs.

Following last night’s cup draw, we looked at what Arsenal fans were saying about the forthcoming clash.

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