ARSENAL 5-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST – MARTINELLI (31-91), HOLDING (71), WILLOCK (77), NELSON (84)Arsenal XI: Martinez, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Tierney, Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Ozil, Smith, Rowe, MartinelliNottingham Forest XI: Muric, Cash, Figueiredo, Robinson, Chema, Silva, Johnson, Carvalho, Lolley, AdomahGabriel Martinelli scored his first goals in English football and Rob Holding enjoyed a dream return from injury as Arsenal eased into the Carabao Cup fourth round by thrashing Nottingham Forest.Martinelli, making his first Gunners start following a summer move from Brazilian club Ituano, claimed the first-half opener before completing the scoring in stoppage time.Defender Holding, out for more than nine months with a serious knee problem, powerfully headed home the first of four goals in the final 19 minutes, with Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson also on target for the rampant hosts.Arsenal’s £25million summer signing Kieran Tierney impressed on his overdue debut having overcome a groin problem, while substitute Hector Bellerin joined Holding in being welcomed back from long-term injury.However, there was also concern for Emery after young forward Emile Smith Rowe left the field on a stretcher in the first half following a clash of heads.Gabriel Martinelli opens the scoring, converting Chambers passSmith Rowe stretchered off injured, Saka replaces himRob Holding doubles lead with less than 20 minutes left on the clockJoe Willock makes it three from Hector Bellerin crossReiss Nelson adds a fourth when converting Calum Chambers crossMartinelli scores his second and makes it five with an absolute beauty Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL 5-0 NOTTINGHAM FORESTFT: And that’s that! Arsenal romp to the Carabao Cup fourth-round draw with an emphatic five-goal victory over Championship Nottingham Forest.ARSENAL 5-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST | MARTINELLI91: GOAL! What a hit son, what a hit! Gabriel Martinelli finishes this off in style with a beauty.The Brazilian, who opened the scoring tonight, drives towards goal before opening his body and curling a cracking 25-yarder beyond Muric.90: Two minutes added time.87: You have to laugh. The Arsenal stadium announcer has just informed supporters that Colchester have done the business against Tottenham. Probably the biggest cheer of the night!Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)84: It falls to me to inform you that Tottenham have been knocked out of the Carabao Cup on penalties to League Two Colchester.Colchester United have become the first lower league team to progress from two penalty shootouts against Premier League sides within the same League Cup campaign since Bradford in 2012-13 – the year the Bantams went on to reach the final.ARSENAL 4-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST | NELSON81: GOAL! It’s FOUR for the Arsenal as the most attacking full-back in world football, Calum Chambers, drives into the left side of the penalty area before laying it on a plate for Reiss Nelson to convert.80: Forest have completely thrown in the towel now as Arsenal launch attack after attack. Joe Lolley makes way for Jordan Gabriel.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL 3-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST | WILLOCK77: GOAL! Game, set and match. Arsenal are in the fourth-round draw of the Carabao Cup.Hector Bellerin makes an instant impact when collecting a blocked shot and cutting it back for the advancing Joe Willock, who calmly turns it in.76: Kieran Tierney makes a successful debut. He receives a standing-ovation from the home supporters and they stay standing for Hector Bellerin.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)74: I thought you might like to know that Tottenham have been taken to penalties by Colchester. That’s about to get underway and I will of course keep you updated.ARSENAL 2-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST | HOLDING71: GOAL! Rob Holding takes the armband off the substituted Mesut Ozil and immediately doubles Arsenal’s lead.Reiss Nelson sends a corner in from the left and there’s the defender to rise highest and power his header home.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)67: Chances coming thick and fast now as Forest throw caution to the wind! Saka ghosts past Cash like he’s not there before standing a cross up to Willock, who somehow misses a free header from point-blank range.63: Brief moment of panic for the Arsenal defence as Forest work a 4vs4 situation. Adomah has options left and right but decides to go it along and Mustafi makes the challenge.60: We’re just beyond the hour-mark and it remains 1-0 at the Emirates. Sammy Ameobi is sent on for the visitors to try and send this to penalties.58: Surely a booking? Nelson flies in with his boot at neck height and connects with the chest of Robinson. There was no malice and his eyes were on the ball the whole time but he’s shown a yellow card.57: Another Arsenal chance. Sake, who’s a complete live-wire, cuts inside and his curling effort is deflected wide for a corner. Forest deal with that easily.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)54: Danger! Mesut Ozil is crunched just outside the penalty area and the free-kick is awarded. Looks like the German will take this one…Crafty! Everyone’s prepared for the shot but Ozil plays a cheeky low pass over to the unmarked Saka, who can’t control at the first time of asking.51: Tierney and Saka combine down the left to good effect. The substitute cuts inside and thinks he’s got a decent shout for a handball penalty but nothing doing.48: The visitors look more willing to attack since the resumption. They’ve not really been able to carve anything out to cause Martinez any bother.ARSENAL 1-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST45: And we’re back underway. Nottingham Forest haven’t really threatened much but a second would settle any nerves for the home faithful.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL 1-0 NOTTINGHAM FORESTHT: And that’s the half. Arsenal dominated from start to finish but only have the one goal advantage at the break. Standout performances from Tierney, Martinelli and Chambers down the right.45: Nasty. Smith Rowe is being stretchered off after that accidental blow to the head from Robinson and Saka is on in his place. Four minutes stoppage time.42: Ah… there’s real concern for Smith Rowe here. He stayed down after a hit from Jack Robinson and the stretcher has been brought on. Hopefully that’s just a precaution.40: Kieran Tierney darts past his marker on the left before whipping a perfect ball into the box for Smith Rowe – but Muric makes the save.37: Gabriel Martinelli (18y 98d) is the youngest player to score on their first start for Arsenal since Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain against Shrewsbury in September 2011 (18y 36d).35: Nearly 2-0. There’s a swagger about Arsenal now. Free-flowing an exciting stuff. Martinelli, again, weaves his way into the penalty area before laying it off to Mesut Ozil, who strikes against the backside of Figueiredo.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL 1-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST – MARTINELLI31: GOAL! Arsenal have taken the lead through Gabriel Martinelli, and it’s an absolute thing of beauty.Reiss Nelson pings a firm pass over to the advancing Calum Chambers on the right. His first-time volley cross finds the Brazilian, on his first competitive start for the Gunners, to powerfully head past Muric.26: “Is this a library,” now being sung by Nottingham Forest supporters. Arsenal fans respond with a half-hearted chant as Martinelli wins Arsenal their fifth corner of the evening. It’s nodded on by Mustafi by Holding can’t quite reach.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)23: Don’t want to heap the pressure on him too soon, but Tierney really does look worth every single penny. His dribbling has been excellent and he’s got a mean cross on him too.20: Watford striker Danny Welbeck has netted his first goal in any competition for 334 days, I’m sure Arsenal fans reading will be pleased for him.Back here, Kieran Tierney is being showered with praise every time he touches the ball – which is quite frequent down that left channel. A less lauded player is Mustafi, who’s just tried a back heel volley from a corner…17: Martinelli’s at it again! He twists and turns his marker before Nelson clips the ball to the far post, where Chambers’ attempted volley flies wide.14: Yuri Ribeiro looks useful. The left-back is making plenty of useful runs forward and just caught Rob Holding cold down the channel. No forward’s in support.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)11: Martinelli’s been busy. He collects the ball before embarking on a mazy solo mission into the box before seeing his effort deflected wide for a corner.Interesting that Tierney’s on set-piece duty. He whips in a nice corner only for Willock to fluff at the back post.8: Woodwork! Ozil’s standing over a free-kick. Everyone’s expecting the German to fire at goal but Nelson takes it instead and shaves the outside of the post.5: Nice approach play from Forest, who aren’t thinking of playing any ‘hoof ball’ this evening. Ribeiro gives Arsenal some concern down the left channel but he’s got no support.3: Ozil captaining the side this evening. I’m sure that makes sense in Unai Emery’s head. No super early chances to discuss but Arsenal are dominating the ball.ARSENAL 0-0 NOTTINGHAM FOREST1: We’re underway at the Emirates! Obviously it’s not full – but there’s still a fair number of supporters for a Tuesday night kick off in the League Cup.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Good omen19:55: Arsenal have lost none of their last 32 home League Cup matches against sides from a lower division (W29 D3 L0), winning all 10 played at the Emirates.Ten minutes…19:50: Well all the other Carabao Cup fixtures are underway up and down the country. We’ll be the last to kick off after that 15-minute delay. Apparently there were issues with the underground today. Shock.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Stop relying on Auba!19:45: Well they won’t be able to tonight!Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has warned his team-mates they cannot keep relying on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to get them out of trouble.“We know that we have to be solid, shut the door and be stronger,” Chambers said.“But when you have players like [Aubameyang], obviously that helps as well. We’re working hard every day in training on what we need to do.”Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Not what you wanted to hear19:40: Arsenal are unlikely to be busy in the January transfer window.That’s according to the club’s managing director Vinai Venkatesham, who said the main work was done over the summer with Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz arriving.“We were very aggressive in that transfer window, signing a number of new players that we’re very excited about, predominately targeting young players that we believe can grow and develop with us over future years,” Venkatesham told Bloomberg.“When we look forward to January, we’ll see when January comes. I’d say that we always treat the summer window as being the more strategic window.“The January window is the one where you need to be a bit more tactical, maybe responding to an injury or another demand. But really our work is done in the summer and we’re really pleased with what we did in the summer.”Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Delays…19:25: Ah, first sign of rain and already the football has been disrupted.Tonight’s clash, scheduled for 7.45pm, has been pushed back to 8pm due to travel issues affecting supporters.You’ve waited patiently all summer for Kieran Tierney’s debut – what’s an extra quarter of an hour, eh?Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)What’s on?19:15: I guess it would be quicker to go through what’s NOT happening tonight.We have EIGHT Carabao Cup third-round fixtures tonight including Portsmouth vs Southampton, Preston vs Manchester City, Colchester vs Tottenham and Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton.We have a separate page for all the team news and live score updates. You can find that by clicking HERE.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Team news – Nottingham Forest19:10: Must admit, I thought Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi would keep things the same after their 1-0 victory over Barnsley.But he’s made six changes. Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric and winger Albert Adomah were among those recalled, while Spanish defender Chema is handed a full debut.Team news – Arsenal19:05: Well this match just got interesting.Unai Emery has changed his entire XI from the weekend’s victory over Aston Villa.Kieran Tierney makes his debut at left-back, while Rob Holding returns from injury. There’s also positive injury news for Hector Bellerin, who starts on the bench.There is a first competitive start for 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)The sides18:55: Sorry for the delay – but I think you’ll find it worth the wait because summer signing Kieran Tierney makes his Arsenal debut! There’s also starts for Mesut Ozil, Gabriel Martinelli and Rob Holding in a strong Gunners XI.Arsenal XI: Martinez, Chambers, Holding, Mustafi, Tierney, Torreira, Willock, Nelson, Ozil, Smith, Rowe, MartinelliSubs: Macey, Bellerin, Bola, Burton, Ceballos, Saka, BalogunNottingham Forest XI: Muric, Cash, Figueiredo, Robinson, Chema, Silva, Johnson, Carvalho, Lolley, AdomahSubs: Smith, Milosevic, Grabban, Ameobi, Sow, Gabriel, MightenArsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Ray Parlour’s opinion18:40: I’m always suspicious of Ray Parlour giving an interview without a pint of Cobra in-hand.He believes the Gunners should set their sights on winning the Carabao Cup this season.Arsenal have ambitions of finishing in the top four for the first time since 2016 and will be looking to go one step further in the Europa League, having lost to London rivals Chelsea in last year’s final.But Parlour, who won the competition with Arsenal in 1993, feels that if head coach Unai Emery can find the right balancing act then the two-time winners can lift the trophy once again.”I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,” Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup – where they were beaten by neighbours Tottenham.”There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe. It is great to see players like that come into the team.”But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.”It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.”There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.”Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)Evening…18:30: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Carabao Cup.Unai Emery’s side welcome Championship Nottingham Forest to the Emirates Stadium this evening and the Spaniard will be hoping to avoid a potential banana skin.The competition often rates far down the list of priorities for Premier League clubs, especially those who are also part of European tournaments.But surely top clubs have started to realise what an opportunity for silverware this is.Anyway, we’ll have the team news and line-ups for you any moment now. Changes aplenty I suspect…Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)When is the Carabao Cup draw?The draw will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at Stadium MK.What time is the Carabao Cup draw?It will be conducted following the conclusion of MK Dons vs Liverpool.This will be sometime after 9.30pm BST.When is the Carabao Cup fourth round?Fourth round fixtures will be played on the week commencing October 28.Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup score, goals and updates (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL vs NOTTINGHAM FOREST – TEAM NEWSArsenal defender Rob Holding is in contention for his first appearance since December when the Gunners face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.The 24-year-old has been missing since suffering a severe knee injury against Manchester United last December but is back in the fold and could start the game.Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended after his sending-off in Sunday’s win over Aston Villa, with head coach Unai Emery likely to rotate his side.Alexandre Lacazette remains out with an ankle problem but Hector Bellerin (knee), Konstantinos Mavropanos and Kieran Tierney (both groin) could all play some part after returning to training.Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi is also expected to make wholesale changes for the Reds’ first ever visit to the Emirates Stadium.



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