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Arsenal 2-1 Nottingham Forest: How it happened

Arsenal have started off the season in winning ways thanks to a great performance from players such as Nketiah and Saka who helped the gunners to win 2-1.



Arsenal have kicked off the new 2023/24 season on a positive note with a well-deserved victory against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners secured a 2-1 win, and fans will be hoping that this is just the beginning of more success to come.

The match started off in Arsenal’s favor, with Eddie Nketiah breaking the deadlock in the 26th minute. After an inspired turn and pass from Gabriel Martinelli, Nketiah fired home from close range, giving Arsenal an early lead. This goal not only gave the Gunners a boost but also marked Nketiah’s first goal of the season.

Just six minutes later, Bukayo Saka showcased his exceptional skills with a fantastic finish from just outside the box. His strike was nothing short of spectacular and set the tone for what promises to be an exciting season for the young winger. With this goal, Saka proved once again why he is considered one of Arsenal’s brightest talents.

At halftime, Arsenal held a comfortable 2-0 lead over Nottingham Forest. The team had dominated possession and created several scoring opportunities throughout the first half. The Gunners’ attacking prowess was on full display, leaving fans optimistic about their chances for success this season.

However, Nottingham Forest did not go down without a fight. In the 82nd minute, Taiwo Awoniyi managed to pull one back for Forest, injecting some hope into their game. Despite their efforts to mount a comeback, Arsenal’s defense held firm and ensured that they would secure all three points.

This victory marks Arsenal as one of the clubs that have won their first Premier League game of the season. It is an encouraging start for Mikel Arteta’s side as they look to improve upon their previous campaign’s performance.

The win against Nottingham Forest not only showcases Arsenal’s attacking prowess but also highlights their defensive resilience. The team displayed great composure and discipline, especially in the latter stages of the match when Forest was pushing for an equalizer.

As the season progresses, Arsenal will be looking to build upon this positive start and maintain their momentum. With a talented squad at their disposal, including the likes of Saka, Nketiah, and Martinelli, the Gunners have the potential to challenge for silverware.

Overall, Arsenal’s victory against Nottingham Forest is a promising sign for fans. The team’s attacking prowess, defensive resilience, and overall performance bode well for what lies ahead in the 2023/24 season. As they continue to gel as a unit under Arteta’s guidance, Arsenal will undoubtedly be aiming for more victories and success in the coming weeks.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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