Oddly enough, that is not worrying in the slightest. In fact, it’s moreso exciting than worrisome.
For instance, I just wrote earlier today about how I wasn’t sure if Lucas or Chuba Akpom should start. When is the last time there has been a debate between who should start at striker for a EFL Cup match up?
Anyway, on to the match at hand. Nottingham Forest are obviously not a team that the Gunners should be troubled with, but with the rotated starting XI, things could get interesting.
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In terms of who may be starting for the Gunners, there are options galore and to predict a starting XI would be pure speculation. However, there are several things we can probably bank on. David Ospina, Rob Holding, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Mohamed Elneny all figure to get some rare starts, but my main question comes, as I indicated earlier to day, about over who starts up front.
It’s a debate between Lucas and Chuba Akpom, but given that Nottingham Forest aren’t exactly buried in the English footballing tiers, it is likely that Lucas starts. Still though, Akpom needs his time and these are the best chances he is going to get.