Nigeria international, Alex Iwobi, and Super Eagles hopeful, Chuba Akpom, both of Arsenal were on duty when Championship side, Nottingham Forest sent Arsenal packing from the 2017 FA Cup competition.
While Iwobi played for the whole duration of the match, Akpom was brought in to replace French international Mathieu Debuchy in the 87th minute of the match after the French man had bagged a yellow card and Arsenal were already trailing.
Also on duty for Nottingham Forest was Senegal international, Armand Traore.
Nottingham Forest took the lead when Eric Lichaj headed in from close range, although the advantage lasted just three minutes as Per Mertesacker followed up after Rob Holding’s header had struck the post.
Lichaj reclaimed the lead for a Forest side led by caretaker boss Gary Brazil, the American defender scoring a spectacular dipping volley from the edge of the area a minute before half-time.
Forest pulled further clear in the second half when Ben Brereton sent David Ospina the wrong way from the penalty spot after Holding upended Matty Cash.
Danny Welbeck reduced the deficit for Wenger’s much-changed side after Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith failed to hold a through-ball.