Arsenal and Nottingham will open their new Premier League campaigns with the 104th clash between them on Saturday, August 12th. A rivalry over a century old has produced countless memorable moments for both fan bases. The one clear trend that a detailed look at Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head football stats show is that Arsenal have always dominated at home in this fixture. Now, let's dive into more details in the Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Head-To-Head Record
The Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head shows that there had been 103 meetings between these two legendary clubs already. The Gunners have an edge from the 1980s onward since Arsenal have gone from strength to strength while the Tricky Trees struggled to even play in the top flight. Here is the official Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head record:
- Arsenal wins: 52
- Draws: 22
- Nottingham Forest wins: 29
However, what is far more interesting is how dominant Arsenal have been at home in this fixture over the many decades of rivalry:
- Arsenal wins: 27
- Draws: 14
- Nottingham Forest wins: 4
All that said, in recent years there has been nothing to split the sides and it has been the home advantage that has decided the latest contests. All of the last 5 Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head games have been won by the home team. Arsenal have also managed to keep clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 home games vs Nottingham.
Last season Arsenal beat Nottingham 5-0 at home in October. However, in a game of huge significance for both sides in May Nottingham beat Arsenal 1-0 at home in May. This result confirmed Nottingham's survival but also ended Arsenal's title chances. Here is how it all happened:
Arsenal vs Nottingham Head-To-Head Recent Form
Despite Arsenal's recent decades being littered with successes while Nottingham existed for over 2 decades in the lower divisions there is hardly anything separating the sides when one looks at their last 6 meetings in all competitions. Between September 2016 and May this year Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head football stats show that the teams have shared 3 wins each in 6 meetings.
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Arsenal vs Nottingham Head-To-Head football trophy stats
Not surprisingly, Arsenal have won far more trophies over the years compared to Nottingham Forest. The Gunners have gathered 56 trophies in their cabinet, while the Tricky Trees have only 14 football trophies in theirs.
Arsenal love the FA Cup and they have won this oldest football trophy 14 times. This is the most of any team in history. Nottingham have been able to lift the FA Cup only twice.
However, Nottingham fans have something huge to brag about as they have in their cabinet 2 Champions League trophies from the 1970s. Arsenal have never won this competition and this remains their biggest pain. Nottingham have been more successful in the League Cup too. They've won it 4 times, while Arsenal have lifted this trophy just twice.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Top Goalscorer
In terms of the Arsenal vs Nottingham head-to-head top goalscorer, we have to roll back the years for over a century. This honour falls to Arsenal's striker Harry King. Between 1909 and 1914 he scored 9 goals in 13 appearances against Nottingham. His most famous game also happens to be Arsenal's biggest win in this rivalry. In 1914 Arsenal trashed Nottingham 7-0 at home and King scored 4 of the goals. Can somebody emulate King's display on Saturday?