Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Premier League team news and line-ups as Declan Rice starts but kick-off delayed

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The 2023/24 Premier League season has begun, and The Independent is your source for all the latest game updates and goals. Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, will be attempting to defend their title and secure their fourth consecutive championship. Having also triumphed in the Champions League and FA Cup last season, City will face stiff competition from teams such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool in their quest for an unprecedented sixth league title in just seven years.

In an incredible decade of progress, Luton Town is making their first-ever appearance in the Premier League. Rising from non-league football, they join Championship winners Burnley and runners-up Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest action from the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place.

Starting off with the Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest match, here are some key details: kick-off is at 12:30pm. Arsenal’s line-up includes Ramsdale, Partey, White, Saliba, Timber, Rice, Havertz, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, and Nketiah. Forest’s line-up features Turner, Aurier, Worrall, McKenna, Boly, Aina, Mangala, Danilo, Yates, Gibbs-White, and Johnson.

There have been a few delays outside Emirates Stadium, with some fans unable to enter, causing a delayed kick-off. As the situation unfolds, further updates will be provided.

This is not the first time Arsenal and Nottingham Forest have met on the opening weekend of a Premier League season. Twenty-five years ago, they clashed with Arsenal emerging as the victors with a 2-1 scoreline.

Matt Turner, who recently joined Forest from Arsenal, will start as their goalkeeper. Forest’s manager, Steve Cooper, has also included Aina, who joined on a free transfer, in the starting line-up. Notably, Awoniyi, who scored the winning goal against Arsenal in May, does not feature in the starting line-up.

For Arsenal, their manager, Mikel Arteta

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