Why was Arsenal v Nottingham Forest delayed?

There were reports that at 12.45 pm there will still large numbers of fans outside the stadium, but by the 1 pm kick off the stadium appeared full and the issue resolved.

Arsenal would have been hoping to kick their Premier League campaign off smoothly, having pushed Manchester City close for the title last year.

Having bolstered their squad with high profile signings, including the addition of Declan Rice for a reported £105 million, Arteta and Arsenal will be looking to make their mark early, especially against a side who were battling against relegation for large periods of last season.

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