- Last season, Arsenal won their third FA Cup in four seasons by beating Chelsea
- The Gunners begin their defence against Championship side Nottingham Forest
- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger begins a three match touchline ban
- Forest XI: Smith, Lichaj, Worrall, Mancienne, Traore, Osborn, Vaughan, Brereton, Dowell, Cash, Clough
- Arsenal XI: Ospina, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding, Nelson, Willock, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck
Published: 08:56 EST, 7 January 2018 | Updated: 11:36 EST, 7 January 2018
Last season, Arsenal won their third FA Cup in four seasons after defeating Chelsea in the final at Wembley in May. On a cold January afternoon, they begin their defence.
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