Date: 20th September 2016 at 12:04pm
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League Cup Pre-Match – Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
The 2016-17 League Cup season continues with the latest round of matches.

Among this upcoming schedule is a match for Arsenal against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Tuesday with it having a 7:45pm kick-off.

Second round results

Tue 23 Aug 2016 – EFL Cup
Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool
Blackburn 4-3 Crewe
Burton 0-5 Liverpool
Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers
Derby 1-1 Carlisle
Derby County win 14-13 on penalties
Everton 4-0 Yeovil
Exeter 1-3 Hull
Luton 0-1 Leeds
Millwall 1-2 Nottm Forest
Newcastle 2-0 Cheltenham
Northampton 2-2 West Brom
Northampton Town win 4-3 on penalties
Norwich 6-1 Coventry
Oxford Utd 2-4 Brighton
Peterborough 1-3 Swansea
Preston 2-0 Oldham
QPR 2-1 Rochdale
Scunthorpe 1-2 Bristol City
Stevenage 0-4 Stoke
Watford 1-2 Gillingham
Wolves 2-1 Cambridge
Reading 2-2 MK Dons
Reading win 4-2 on penalties

Wed 24 Aug 2016 – EFL Cup
Accrington 1-0 Burnley
Fulham 2-1 Middlesbrough
Morecambe 1-2 Bournemouth
Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury

Arsenal’s involvement in this season’s League Cup, having been granted passage through the second round due to European involvement, begins at Nottingham Forest tonight when we should come up against a familiar face.

Free agent Lord Bendtner signed for the Championship side recently with a start possible tonight for Forest, who saw off Millwall in the second round to set up this tie.

I think we can almost certainly say Arsene Wenger will ‘use his squad’ as this will be the least of the priorities this season but a win would still be wanted with those coming in having a chance to impress in a competition that will be the (only for some) source of football this season.

What will happen in this one though?

Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment for Arsenal come the full time whistle.


Tue 20 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Bournemouth v Preston 19:45
Brighton v Reading 19:45
Derby v Liverpool 19:45
Everton v Norwich 19:45
Leeds v Blackburn 19:45
Leicester v Chelsea 19:45
Newcastle v Wolves 19:45
Nottm Forest v Arsenal 19:45

Wed 21 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Fulham v Bristol City 19:45
Northampton v Man Utd 19:45
QPR v Sunderland 19:45
Southampton v Crystal Palace 19:45
Swansea v Man City 19:45
West Ham v Accrington 19:45
Stoke v Hull 20:00
Tottenham v Gillingham 20:00

We can say it goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result.

But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough!

Ahead of the match we’re looking for your views on what way you do think it will go, which obviously requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you’re given.

Arsenal win
Nottingham Forest win

Don’t just look also have your say…. Not only do we want you to cast your vote (which you do to the right) we’re also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below.

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