FA Cup 2017/18, Nottingham Forest 4-2 Arsenal: 5 talking points

  • The FA Cup holders were were knocked out by Championship side, Nottingham Forest. Here's what we extracted from the enthralling encounter.
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Modified 08 Jan 2018, 01:30 IST

#4 Reiss Nelson dive

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round
The FA Cup holders were unceremoniously sent home by a team sitting 14th in the Championship.

In the first half, Arsenal were opened up and bruised by Nottingham Forest. So much so that David Ospina was the Gunners’ stand-out performer in the half. After shockingly going down 1-0 in the 20th minute, the Gunners needed only three minutes to level the game. However, the means to which the goal came through could be dubbed as dubious.

On the left-hand side of the box, Reiss Nelson attempted to take on two Nottingham Forest defenders. He succeeded in nutmegging one of them, but as he couldn’t get past, he proceeded to throw himself onto the floor. Per Mertesacker was able to score from the resulting free-kick taken by Theo Walcott. 

Published 08 Jan 2018, 01:30 IST
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