Jan 7, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​City Ground
Attendance: 27,182
Nott'm ForestNottingham Forest
4-2
Arsenal
Lichaj (20', 44'), Brereton (64' pen.), Dowell (85' pen.)
Worrall (89')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Mertesacker (23'), Welbeck (79')
Debuchy (84'), Ospina (85'), Mertesacker (86'), Welbeck (86')

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal not good enough against Nottingham Forest'

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal not good enough'
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that his side played poorly during their FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that his side's performance was "not good enough" during their shock 4-2 reverse at Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Gunners boss made 10 changes to his starting XI for the trip to the City Ground, but was quick to defend his team selection afterwards, pointing out that the lineup he chose included multiple internationals.

"We played a very good Forest team who were sharp and focused. The challenges were decisive. Overall our performance wasn't good enough," Wenger told BBC Sport.

"We have many players on the edge and we play again on Wednesday. When you don't win the selection is always questioned. I believe we had an experienced team - eight or nine internationals. It would be easy to think that was the problem.

"When you're against a team like that they're very difficult to beat. Defensively you cannot afford the mistakes we made."

A brace from Eric Lichaj and penalties from Ben Brereton and Kieran Dowell fired Forest into round four, with Arsenal's consolations coming through Per Mertesacker and Danny Welbeck.

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