It’s not over yet. Nottingham and Arsenal must see the end.
Nottingham stays, Arsenal hope to win the championship. Nottingham has the upper hand in the residual war, while Arsenal is far away from the championship trophy. But football is not over. With their own hopes, they will face each other on the city court.
Nottingham Forest and Arsenal FC will play the 37th round of the 2022-23 Premier League (EPL) at Nottingham City Stadium at 1: 30am (Korea time) on the 13th. At present, Nottingham ranks 16th with 34 points, while Arsenal ranks second with 81 points.
The story of the two teams is not over yet. Although there are still two games before the end of the season, Nottingham has not decided to stay, and Arsenal still have hope of winning the championship. Nottingham is only three points behind Leeds, ranked 18th in the relegation zone, and only four points behind Leicester, ranked 19th. Although we are in an advantage in the rest of the war, we can’t rest assured. On the contrary, Arsenal are fighting for the championship. It is 4 points away from the number one Manchester City. Manchester City is really at a disadvantage because it missed one game in the semi-finals of the European Champions League (UCL). Arsenal can’t give up before the 19-year championship.
This is the 102nd meeting between the two teams. Arsenal have the advantage with 52 wins, 22 draws and 28 losses. But this record may be meaningless. Since Nottingham was relegated to the championship in 1998-99, neither team has had a chance to meet in the league. In the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, they only met several times. This season, Nottingham advanced and met again in the Premier League. In the 14th round of Premier League match held at Arsenal’s home last October, Arsenal beat their opponents 5-0 with goals from Martineli, Reese Nelson, Thomas Faty and foreign aid.
Nottingham Forest, the home team, has scored 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 games, struggling to get rid of the relegation zone. The analysis of the relegation probability of each team by BBC Sky Sports shows that Nottingham Forest has a relegation probability of 20%, which is the lowest among the teams that have not yet decided whether to stay in the team, followed by Everton, Leeds and Leicester. However, the situation is not reassuring because there is not a big gap with the teams in the relegation area. Therefore, the recent rebound in Nottingham is gratifying. Following the victory over Southampton at home, we also made a draw with Chelsea in the previous game, which accelerated the pace of getting rid of the relegation zone.
Nottingham opened wide from the left and right in the game against Chelsea, aiming at the goal with an early cross. This attack was very effective. In the first half, taiwo Awoniyi headed the goal and seized the momentum of the game. But raheem sterling scored many goals in the second half. After that, the re-adjusted Nottingham team forced Chelsea into a desperate situation, and Avonii headed the goal again to tie the score to 2-2.
Nottingham head coach steve cooper was full of praise for the players’ recent performances. In an interview with Chelsea away from home, he said: "The players are committed to our plan. Showing desire, attitude and unity, only Nottingham. This is very positive. " Then he said, "We don’t blame anyone. Everything is together. This is the great advantage we have seen on the court this season. In the last two games, Nottingham’s culture and the unity of the players’ team also need to reach the maximum degree, which shows a strong will to stay in the team.
Nottingham is determined to coach Arsenal at home and stay in the Premier League next season.
On the contrary, Arsenal, the visiting team, scored 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 games, and lost the game on the key threshold of winning the championship. Especially when they lost 3-0 to Brighton at home, they were defeated 3-0. Football statistics media "Five-a-side" announced that the probability of Arsenal winning the championship is less than 1%. If Manchester City wins another game, it will lock the championship. But you can’t give up.
Head coach Mikel arteta expressed regret at the press conference after the Battle of Brighton. He said: "it seems that we should start with the regrettable result in the second half." Only by reviewing these things first can we accept the present situation. In today’s competition, I tasted the frustration. The way we played in the second half made us lose sight of our dreams and hopes of fighting for the Premier League trophy. I hate being disappointed because I can’t achieve the goals expected by the fans. I want to apologize for the result today.
Although the situation is difficult, Arsenal must hope for the 1% championship and win away in Nottingham.
Nottingham wanted to "stay", while Arsenal didn’t give up the "string of victory", so they were ready to play against each other with their own hopes. This is why the upcoming confrontation will be more intense.