ARSENAL saw their FA Cup dreams KO'd by Nottingham Forest for the second time in four years in a 1-0 defeat at the City Ground.
But how did the Gunners players fare on a tricky Sunday evening in the Midlands.
Here's how SunSport rated the Arsenal players…
Bernd Leno – 8
A spectator in the opening 45 minutes, with his biggest worry a loose, powerful back-pass from Nuno Tavares.
Superb save early in the second half to keep the score at 0-0 with Forest on the counter – and after a quiet first half, he could have been forgiven for switching off, but stayed alert.
Superb save from a stunning James Garner free-kick destined for the top corner and was clearly Arsenal's best player.
Couldn't do much about Forest's winner with the ball in to Lewis Grabban too good.
Cedric Soares – 4
Saw little action early doors as Forest targeted Tavares on the flanks.
Loose on the ball at times and understandably being kept out of the team by Takehiro Tomiyasu when fit.
Subbed in added time, replaced by Sead Kolasinac.
Ben White – 5
Happy to carry the ball into the Forest half and looked comfortable on the ball.
Rarely troubled in defence.
Rob Holding – 4
Hit corner flag with long-range effort in the first half and was wasteful in possession almost every time he ventured into the opposition half.
Nuno Tavares – 2
Horrendous night for the left-back.
Lazy on the ball, terrible distribution and far too easily beaten in defence.
Subbed after just 34 minutes – and rightly so – with his brief run out epitomised by an horrific early backpass to Leno.
Petulantly threw his gloves to the ground in anger as he was replaced by Kieran Tierney.
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Albert Sambi Lokonga – 4
Decent shot deflected for corner in first half and looked comfortable in possession as Arsenal more often than not worked from wide positions.
Gave away the ball in his own half as Forest scored with less than ten minutes to play.
With Granit Xhaka out again and Thomas Partey at Afcon, Mikel Arteta might have to dive into the transfer market for a new central midfielder or two.
Charlie Patino – 5
Virtually anonymous in the first half with all the action on the flanks as he drifted left to get involved.
Saw a powerful, ambitious effort deflected for a corner in the second period before he was replaced by Alexandre Lacazette.
Clearly talented, but had little chance to make an impact and doesn't appear ready for regular first-team minutes just yet.
Bukayo Saka – 7
Few glimpses of skills in the opening 45 minutes but Arsenal looked to progress down the left early on.
Brilliant cross for Eddie Nketiah should have resulted in a goal, only for the striker to nod way wide.
Another teasing ball was completely fluffed by sub Alexandre Lacazette as his hard work failed to pay off.
Martin Odegaard – 5
Far too often he was caught drifting too deep or too wide on the right from the No10 position, leaving Eddie Nketiah isolated at times.
Great touches and always looking for the attacking pass but unable to carve out any real chances in the first half.
Gabriel Martinelli – 5
While Arsenal had precious few chances in the first half, Martinelli always looked dangerous with his pace, direct running and skill.
Was eventually booked following a horrible lunge from behind and lacked any end product.
Eddie Nketiah – 5
Quick feet and fired a decent effort on goal in the first half, but with Arsenal focusing on width and Odegaard drifting away from him, he was often left on his own.
Fluffed a header from a superb Saka cross with the goal at his mercy and slived a shot from a tight angle wide.
Needs match practice, but the signs are promising.
Kieran Tierney 6 (for Nuno Tavares, 34 mins) – Immediate upgrade on Tavares after his much-needed introduction but failed to inspire a reaction from his team.
Alexandre Lacazette 4 (for Charlie Patino, 69 mins) – Brought on to boost a faltering front-line but lacked a clinical edge after completely missing a teasing Saka ball from five yards out.
Sead Kolasinac N/A (for Cedric Soares, 90 mins) – Left-back bizarrely brought on in added time with Arsenal chasing a goal.
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