Their match will be held on August 12, 2023, at the Etihad (Arsenal) ground, and the referee, Referee: Oliver M, will be the head referee at the event.
Arsenal and Nottingham Forest will be the second team battling for the top of the table, playing immediately after the opening of Manchester City in the England Premier League 2023/2024. We would evaluate the two teams here.
Now based on their pre-season matches we could observe that Arsenal had six matches; won 2, drawn 3, lost 1 and also clinched the community shield cup champions through a narrow escape.
Arsenal 1-1 Watford
Nuremberg 1-1 Arsenal
MLS All-Stars 0-5 Arsenal
Arsenal 0-2 Man Utd
Arsenal 5-3 Barcelona.
Arsenal 1-1 Monaco – Arsenal won 5-4 on penalties
While, here Nottingham Forest
Blackpool 4-1 Nottingham Forest
Notts County 0-1 Nottm Forest
Valencia 1-0 Nottm Forest
Levante 1-2 Nottm Forest
Leeds 2-0 Nottm Forest
PSV 1-0 Nottm Forest
Nottm Forest 0-5 Rennes
Frankfurt 0-0 Nottm Forest.
Based on their pre-season matches we could notice that Nottm had eight matches; won 1, drawn 1, lost 6, making a big comparison for a strong team like Arsenal to be won.
Why Manchester City may win:
Looking at Arsenal current winnings at the pre-season games, no one needs to explain how Arsenal will want to cling to the top table by demolishing Nottingham Forest to atleast make a good start at their debut in premeir league campaign with how in form they are currently.
Also, their stat in previous matches would also helpful here.