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Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest match stats
Arsenal has won each of their last seven Premier League games against promoted sides, last winning eight in a row between January 2013 and April 2014. At home, the Gunners are unbeaten in 34 games against promoted teams (W29 D5), since a 1-0 loss to Newcastle in November 2010. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 Premier League home games, though they have won the last eight in a row.
In English top-flight history, only one side has ever won nine consecutive home games while conceding each time, with Aston Villa doing so in their first ever nine games in 1888-89. Granit Xhaka has scored three Premier League goals this season, as many as he had in his previous three campaigns combined, while only in 2018/19 has he ever scored more (4). This could be his 200th Premier League appearance, at least 42 more than any other Arsenal player since he joined in 2016.
This is Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League match at the Emirates. Only two of the previous 40 away sides to play there in the competition have won their first game there (West Ham in 2007 and Hull in 2008), with 15 of the last 16 losing their first game. Following their 1-0 win against Liverpool last time out, Forest is looking to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since their final three in the 1998-99 campaign.
However, Forest is without a win on the road so far this season (D2 L4), failing to score in each of their last four. Both of Nottingham Forest’s Premier League wins this season have been 1-0 victories thanks to Taiwo Awoniyi goals. All three of the Nigerian’s goals in the Premier League so far have been the opening goal of the game, also scoring first in Forest’s 3-2 defeat to Fulham.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Arsenal 4-0 Nottingham Forest
This is the first league meeting between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest since January 1999, a 1-0 away win for the Gunners. They’ve met four times in cup competitions since, with Arsenal winning the two League Cup ties and Forest winning two FA Cup ties. Forest have also won two of their last 27 league visits to Arsenal, with Brian Clough leading them to consecutive victories in 1987 and 1989.