Date for Arsenal EFL Cup tie at City Ground set (Photo
Date for the Arsenal EFL Cup tie at the City Ground set (Photo

Arsenal’s 3rd Round EFL Cup tie with Nottingham Forest will be played at the City Ground on Tuesday 20 September 2016, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

It will be the Gunners first meeting with Forest since Martin Keown’s first-half goal gave Arsenal a win at the City Ground in January 1999.

Nottingham Forest are currently in 7th position in the Championship table following their 3-1 home win over Leeds United yesterday.

Arsenal’s ticket allocation for the match has not yet been confirmed.

The Gunners  last won the competition in 1993, with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Their last appearance in the final was in 2011 when they lost 2-1 to Birmingham City.

Arsenal were knocked out of last year’s competition 3-0 in the 4th Round by Sheffield Wednesday

The final of this season’s competition will take place at Wembley on the 26th February 2017.