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Eddie Nketiah finishes the move to put Arsenal 1-0 up!
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Ally McCoist was salivating at the mouth watching the brilliance from the TNT Sports commentary booth.
Arsenal, who beat Manchester City on penalties to win the Community Shield at Wembley last week, extended their lead shortly after courtesy of starboy Bukayo Saka.
The forward received the ball from William Saliba and cut in from the right flank before unleashing an unstoppable strike past Matt Turner.
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The American, who only recently left the Gunners for Forest, had absolutely no chance of saving the rocket.
Forest had actually defended resolutely in the early exchanges but Arsenal turned it on, with their wingers producing the magic we saw so often last term.
Arsenal led the Premier League for large spells but fell at the last hurdle and finished five points by a treble-winning Manchester City side who went on an incredible run.
But Mikel Arteta's side have splashed out £208 million on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber in a bid to go one better after last season's second-placed finish.
They are expected to conclude their summer business with the capture of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, who will join on loan with an option to buy.