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Nottingham Forest Confirms Absence of Taiwo Awoniyi for Arsenal Match

Nottingham Forest has officially announced that Nigeria’s Taiwo Awoniyi will not be participating in the upcoming game against Arsenal this afternoon.

Nottingham Forest is set to kick off their 2023-2024 Premier League campaign against Arsenal, who secured the second position on the league table in the previous season.

The match is scheduled to take place at the Emirates Stadium and is slated for a 12:30 p.m. start.

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Regrettably, Forest, who fought tirelessly until the closing stages of the previous season to avoid relegation, will be without their standout performer from last season, Taiwo Awoniyi.

The Nigerian international is presently recovering from an ankle injury and has not fully resumed training ahead of the new season’s commencement.

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It’s worth noting that towards the conclusion of the previous season, Awoniyi delivered one of the most crucial goals of his career against Arsenal at the City Ground in May. The 1-0 defeat proved pivotal as it marked the turning point of the season, with Arsenal conceding their lead in the Premier League title race to Manchester City, who eventually emerged as the champions.

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Unfortunately, Awoniyi will not be able to participate in the match against the newly crowned Community Shield winners. Coach Steve Cooper confirmed in his press conference prior to the team’s visit to the Emirates Stadium that the Nigerian forward has not sufficiently recovered for the upcoming clash.

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“Regarding Felipe, he is certain to miss out. Moussa is gradually returning to training, and the same applies to Taiwo. Unfortunately, the game is likely to come too soon for them,” says the coach…[CONTINUE READING HERE]

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