Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream: match preview
Manchester City and Arsenal – the top two teams in the Premier League – meet at the Etihad on Friday night in an FA Cup fourth round clash that has all the makings of a classic. It will be the first time these two high-flying sides have faced each other this season, and whoever wins will aim for a domestic double. Will it be Pep the master or Mikel the apprentice? Make sure you know how watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Arsenal from anywhere.
Manchester City have certainly not had an easy time in the FA Cup so far, with Chelsea in the third round and now the team five points ahead of them at the top of the Premier League. That won’t faze Pep Guardiola’s side, however, who have gone four goals past the Blues without reply and won their last nine home games in the competition. City have not won the FA Cup since 2019, but their 6-0 thrashing of Watford was the highest margin of victory in the final since Bury beat Derby by the same scoreline in 1903. Will we have a goal fest at the Etihad?
Arsenal have not beaten City since they met in an FA Cup semi-final in July 2020 – a game played behind closed doors due to covid restrictions. Arsenal’s team for that game was very different from the team that have only lost once in the Premier League so far this season, with only Granit Xhaka and Kieran Tierney remaining from the XI that started that day. The Gunners then won 2–0, with both goals scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to beat Chelsea in the final. Can they repeat the performance here on Friday?
Manchester City vs Arsenal kicks off on Friday, January 27 at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST at the Etihad Stadium. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream.
Live stream Manchester City vs Arsenal
You can watch the live stream of Manchester City vs Arsenal for free on ITV 1. It is also available to watch online for free in HD at ITVX (opens in new tab) (STV in Scotland (opens in new tab)).
British football fans, whether at home or abroad, can tune in to the FA Cup online for free on ITVX. Outside the UK at the moment? Use a VPN to watch ITVX from abroad. (opens in new tab)
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Watch the live stream of Manchester City vs Arsenal from anywhere
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American Football Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Arsenal
In the US, ESPN+ has the TV rights to the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream. ESPN+ is a streaming-only service featuring a wealth of top sports content, including MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank Boxing events and Grand Slam tennis, as well as FA Cup football. You can subscribe to ESPN Plus on its own or as part of the discounted Disney bundle along with Hulu ($13.99 per month).
However, remember that if you are a British citizen abroad, you can use a VPN to watch the FA Cup for free (opens in new tab) on ITVX.
Watch the live stream of Manchester City vs Arsenal in Australia
If you’re in Australia you can watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Arsenal on Paramount Plus, as well as the rest of this season’s FA Cup games.
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Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream kick-off times
Worldwide kick-off times Manchester City vs Arsenal
- UK: 8 p.m
- Central Europe: 9 o’clock in the evening
- US (EDT/PST): 3 p.m. / 12 p.m
- Australia: 07:00 (Saturday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Saturday)
FA Cup Fourth Round Match Schedule – Dates and TV times
All times 3pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated
Fri January 27
Manchester City v Arsenal – 8pm
Sat 28 January
Walsall v Leicester – 12:30pm
Accrington Stanley v Leeds – 12.30pm
Southampton v Blackpool
Ipswich v Burnley
Luton v Grimsby
Blackburn v Birmingham
Sheff Bet against Fleetwood Town
Bristol City v West Brom
Fulham vs Sunderland
Preston v Tottenham – 6pm
Manchester United v Readin – 8pm
Sun January 29
Brighton v Liverpool – 1.30pm
Stoke v Stevenage – 2pm
Wrexham v Sheffield Utd – 4.30pm
Mon January 30
Derby v West Ham – 7:45pm