Nottingham want to stay, Arsenal wants to win. Nottingham are on the edge in the retention fight, while Arsenal are moving away from the trophy. But football never ends. They put their hopes on each other and face each other at the City Ground.
Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC will play Round 37 of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at City Ground in Nottingham, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 13th. Currently, Nottingham are 16th with 34 points and Arsenal are 2nd with 81 points 안전놀이터.
The story of the two teams is not yet over. With two games left until the end of the season, Nottingham haven’t confirmed their stay, and Arsenal’s hopes of winning remain. Nottingham are only three points clear of 18th-placed Leeds and four points from 19th-placed Leicester. Although they have the upper hand in the Remnant War, they cannot be relieved yet. Arsenal, on the other hand, are competing for the title. They are four points behind first place Manchester City. It is true that Man City is at a disadvantage because they played one less game due to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semifinals,
This match is the 102nd meeting between the two teams. Arsenal are in the lead with 52 wins, 22 draws and 28 losses. However, this record may be meaningless. After Nottingham’s relegation to the Championship (Second Division) for the 1998–99 season, the two teams never had a chance to meet in the league. They only faced each other a few times in the FA Cup and EFL Cup. Then, this season, Nottingham won promotion and met again in the Premier League. In the 14th round of the Premier League, played at Arsenal’s home in October last year, Arsenal won 5-0 with goals from Martinelli, Rhys Nelson, Thomas Party and Odegaard.
Home team Nottingham Forest are struggling to escape the relegation zone with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 5 matches. As a result of an analysis of the relegation probability of each team by the British broadcaster ‘Sky Sports’, Nottingham Forest has a 20% chance of being relegated, the lowest among teams that have not yet confirmed whether to remain, followed by Everton, Leeds and Leicester. . However, it is not a situation that can be relieved because the difference between the points and the teams in the relegation zone is not large. That’s why it’s nice to see Nottingham’s recent rebound. Following the win against Southampton at home, they also spurred their escape from the relegation zone by drawing in the previous match against Chelsea.
Nottingham opened wide to the left and right in the match against Chelsea, aiming for the goal with an early cross. The attack was effective, and in the first half, Tywo Awoniyi headed the ball and set the tone for the game. However, in the second half, Raheem Sterling scored a multi-goal and was dragged away. Afterwards, Nottingham, who had reorganized, pushed Chelsea, and Awonii shook the net with a header again to draw 2-2.
Nottingham manager Steve Cooper has lavished praise on the players’ recent performances. In an interview after the away match against Chelsea, he expressed his satisfaction, saying, “The players were committed to our plan. They showed aspirations, attitude, and the unity that only Nottingham has. It was very positive.” He continued: “We don’t blame anyone, we are doing everything together. This is our biggest strength on the pitch this season. Even in the last two matches, we need the culture of Nottingham and the unity of the squad to the fullest.” He showed a strong will towards determination.
Nottingham are determined to hold Arsenal at home and remain in the Premier League next season.
On the other hand, the visiting team, Arsenal, has recorded 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 games, and is slowing down by losing an important threshold towards the championship. In particular, in the last home game against Brighton, it collapsed with a 0-3 loss. Football statistics media Five Thirty Eight announced that Arsenal’s chance of winning was less than 1%. Manchester City need to win just one more game to secure the title. But I can’t give up until the end.
Manager Mikel Arteta could not hide his regret at the press conference held after the match against Brighton. He said, “I think we need to look back at the disappointing results we achieved in the second half. I think we can accept the current situation by looking back at these first. Today’s game was frustrating. The play we showed in the second half was the Premier League trophy. I couldn’t see the dreams and hopes that I had been fighting for. I hate situations where I disappoint my fans by not reaching the goals they expect.
It’s a difficult situation, but Arsenal have a 1% hope for the title and must win at Nottingham.
Nottingham, who wants to ‘remain confirmed’, and Arsenal, who have not let go of the ‘string of victory’, are ready to face each other with their hopes like this. This is why the upcoming confrontation will be fierce.