Charlie Nicholas states his prediction for Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Controversial decisions have dogged Arsenal over the past few weeks

Controversial decisions have dogged Arsenal over the past few weeks

Wenger has been handed a three-match touchline ban and a £40,000 fine following a misconduct charge from the Football Association over comments he made about the refereeing of the game against West Brom.

Championship side Nottingham Forest are tasked with defeating an in-form Arsenal outfit in Sunday's FA Cup third round clash in Nottinghamshire.

For the home team, caretaker boss Gary Brazil is hopeful of seeing his side improve on the recent hard fought 0-0 draw with high flying Leeds United in the Championship.

Meanwhile, Wenger has hinted he will ring the changes after a busy schedule over the Christmas and the New Year. Granit Xhaka is also absent due to a groin strain.

Wenger has confirmed he plans to rotate on Sunday but his options at the back are limited as Laurent Koscielny remains on the sidelines with an Achilles injury while Nacho Monreal is still nursing an ankle problem.

Nottingham Forest recently sacked Mark Warburton in controversial fashion after owner Evangelos Marinakis deemed him to have under performed in his role as manager.

The Gunners are looking to win the cup competition in successive seasons following their 2-1 win against defending Premier League champions Chelsea at Wembley last term.

Arsenal have twice eliminated Nottingham Forest from the FA Cup, in 1978/79 and 1992/93 - they went on to win the trophy in both of those seasons.

"I am concerned about Arsenal here", Nicholas told Sky Sports.

Shkodran Mustafi will be one to drop out while Calum Chambers seems to be just ahead of Rob Holding in the pecking order, despite his horror show against Chelsea, so he might be rested with Holding starting in the FA Cup tie.

"Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Alexandre Lacazette won't play but the real concern is that defence".

The Frenchman received a four-match ban for misconduct last January for pushing the fourth official after his team's 2-1 win against Burnley.

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