So Arsenal’s title chances are now over after a home defeat to Brighton and they will be looking to salvage some pride as they head to Nottingham Forest, who are still fighting for their Premier League safety.
The loss to William Saliba has massively hampended Arsenal’s title hopes as their defence has not been the same, conceding 3 goals at home to Brighton and Southampton, as well as 2 against West Ham.
With a poor record at Nottingham Forest in recent years being knocked out of the FA Cup, Arsenal need to return to their form in the last away game at Newcastle and finish the season with two wins to ensure Manchester City don’t end up winning the title by a big margin.
Mikel Arteta has done an amazing job this season and with the likes of Saka, Jesus, Odegaard, Saliba and Ramsdale performing so well, The Gunners were able to go depp into the season challenging for the title.
Unfortunately injuries and the brutal juggernaut that is Manchester City will see Arsenal return to the Champions League for the first time in 6 seasons and runners up in the Premier League.
Last week at home to Brighton, Arsenal were out muscled and fought and after Brighton got in front in the 2nd half, there was no coming back for this Arsenal side who have fought so well all season.
For Nottingham Forest, a credible 2-2 draw at Chelsea, on the back of a 4-3 win over Southampton has given Steve Cooper’s men a massive chance of staying in the Premier League. From looking down and out an destined for relegation, a 3-1 win over Brighton in late April kicked started Nottingham’s recent run of 7 points from 12.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been a revelation in recent weeks with a brace in each of the last two games and with Arsenal showing signs of weakness in defence, he will be looking to add to his tally this weekend.
|Nottingham Forest||9/2 Paddy Power|
|Draw||7/2 William Hill|
|Arsenal||8/15 William Hill|
This game has goals all over it!. Nottingham Forest can’t afford to sit on their laurels as they know Leeds United, Leicester and Everton are all gunning for them. Sitting outside the relegation zone, Nottingham Forest will need more points to ensure safety and they safe a wounded and tired Arsenal side.
With changes likely again for Arsenal, this can prove to Nottingham Forest’s advantage as they look to win the game and confirm their Premier League safety.
Arsenal know a draw or defeat will automatically hand the Premier League to Manchester City, so will be looking to win to ensure Manchester City have to beat Chelsea to retain their crown.
For that reason, our punters.pub bet of the way is Arsenal to win and both teams to score at 19/10 with William Hill