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Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal
Holders Arsenal were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle as 10-man Nottingham Forest emerged 4-2 victors at the City Ground on Sunday. Nottingham Forest 4 Arsenal 2 Lichaj bags first-half brace Mertesacker responds for Gunners Brereton extends lead from the spot Welbeck further reduces deficit Dowell seals win late on
Arsene Wenger's side enjoyed plenty of possession, but once again struggled to deliver in the final third, as the Championship club, who sacked Mark Warburton a week ago, took a deserved 2-1 lead into the break.
Ben Brereton capped off a fine display with the Reds' third goal from the spot early in the second half, and even though Danny Welbeck quickly pulled another goal back for the defending champions, they crashed out of the third round for the first time under Wenger, who saw his side give away another penalty late on.