Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest

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Arsenal booked a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal booked a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners boss Unai Emery made 11 changes from the side that twice fought back to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the weekend, while Forest also opted to make a number of changes.

Mesut Ozil made his first outing at home of the campaign, while Rob Holding, Lucas Torreira and Shkodran Mustafi were also brought in to the starting XI.

Emery also called on teenagers Emile Smith Rowe and Martinelli, with the latter making a big impact in his first competitive start as he opened the scoring just after the half hour mark.

The 18-year-old Brazilian broke the deadlock with a powerful header to ensure the Gunners held a deserved 1-0 lead at the break.

Arsenal continued to press but had to wait until the 71st minute before they extended their advantage as Holding marked his first appearance of the campaign with a headed goal.

Joe Willock added a third soon after following good work from Hector Bellerin, who had only just entered the action as a substitute.

Reiss Nelson slotted home a fourth before Martinelli’s exquisite long-range effort in injury time completed the victory.

Forest failed to produce any real chances of note, with Sammy Ameobi’s late effort easily saved by home keeper Emiliano Martinez when the game was already out of reach.

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