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Brentford vs Arsenal live stream: how to watch the Premier League 2021/22 online, on TV, half time

Brentford vs Arsenal live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online
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Newly-promoted Brentford lead Arsenal 1-0 at halftime in the opening match of the 2021/22 Premier League season. And with a full house at the Brentford Community Stadium, Mikel Arteta's men will be under pressure to level. Make sure you know how to watch a Brentford vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere in the world.

Canadian soccer fans can stream Brentford vs Arsenal free on DAZN with this 30-day free trial. Don't forget to use a VPN if you're stuck outside Canada. Brentford vs Arsenal will be exclusive to Sky Sports in the UK, and NBCSN in the US.

Brentford vs Arsenal live stream

Date: Friday 13th Aug 2021

Kick off: 8pm BST / 3pm ET

Canada stream: DAZN (30-day free trial)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free

US stream: Sling TV ($10 initial offer)

UK stream: Now (£10/month)

AUS stream: Optus Sport ($15/month)

The early team news is in and Brentford's Mathias Jensen will miss out, but Ivan Toney will start. Meanwhile Arsenal's Mikel Arteta could be without several key first-team members including the injured Thomas Partey.

Friday's clash will be the time these two sides have met in the league since a Division 1 clash back in 1947. And given Arsenal's forgettable form last season, this is far from the David and Goliath encounter some would have you believe.

Still, there's no doubt the Gunners have the quality to get their Premier League 2021/22 campaign off to a winning start. Huge summer signings, including £50m defender Ben White, have strengthened Mikel Arteta's hand while Bukayo Saka showed great form at Euro 2020.

Brentford won't be phased by big names, though. The Bees have signed four players of their own, including DR Congo forward Yoane Wissa for £8.5m. Kristoffer Ajer and Frank Onyeka also joined the club over the summer. 

"There are two simple targets for me. One is to win the next game which is on Friday against Arsenal. Two is to finish as high as possible," said Brentford boss Thomas Franks. "We want to be positive minded and attacking for as many minutes as possible in the Premier League. That is our aim,"

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Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

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Footy fans in Canada can watch every Premier League game – including Brentford vs Arsenal – live on DAZN. 

A subscription to the streaming service costs $20 a month or $150 a year. Better yet, DAZN Canada offers a 30-day free trial, so you can watch for free.

Of course, the DAZN free trial is only available within Canada so be sure to use a VPN if you're stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. 

Watch a Brentford vs Arsenal live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Brentford vs Arsenal live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

USA: watch a Brentford vs Arsenal live stream

Brentford vs Arsenal will be shown live on NBC Sports Network in the US. Coverage begins at 1pm ET with a special two-hour, season-opening edition of Premier League Live. Arlo White, Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux are you commentators.

Don't have cable? Sling TV carries NBC Sports Network, as well as NBC and CNBC. You'll want the Sling Blue package, which is on special offer right now. Your first month is $10 (saving you $25), then it's $35 a month thereafter. There's no contract, so you can cancel anytime.

Of course, Sling TV is only available within the United States. So if you're away from home, you'll need to use a VPN to access the service without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-days money-back guarantee.

Another good option is Fubo TV. The respected streaming service carries NBC and NBC Sports Network. At $65 a month it's not cheap but you do get access to almost every premium channel you can think off, including a huge amount of live sports.

UK: watch a Brentford vs Arsenal live stream

Sky Sports has the exclusive rights to show Brentford vs Arsenal live at 8pm this Friday, 13th August, in the UK.

Don't have a Sky subscription? Fans can stream 128 Sky Premier League games – including Brentford vs Arsenal – with a Now day pass (£10) or monthly pass (£34). Just make sure you've got your VPN handy if you're stuck abroad.

Australia: watch a Brentford vs Arsenal live stream

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the Premier League 2021/22 – including Friday's opener – for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 a month. The service also serves up live Champions League football, so it's a great option for soccer fans.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

Watch Brentford vs Arsenal in 4K HDR

Sky will broadcast over 100 Premier League matches live in HDR this season, kicking off with the first fixture – Brentford vs Arsenal – on Friday 13th August.

To enjoy Sky Q's HDR Premier League coverage, you will need a Sky Sports or Sky Sports Football subscription (here's today's best Sky TV deals). You can join the action in HDR by pressing the red button during the game. 

Listen to Premier League radio

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

Let's not forget the wireless. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, with around 260 being aired over the season.

BBC gets first dibs on matches played from 3pm on Saturdays, the prime time slot, in addition to commentary rights to broadcast radio coverage on Fridays, Mondays, and two Sunday slots.

You can listen to live commentary of selected games on BBC 5Live via the BBC Sport website or via Freeview, Freesat, Sky or Virgin Media.

talkSPORT is the only commercial radio broadcaster with live Premier League football rights. It has the audio rights to three time slots on Saturdays, including matches played at 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm, plus exclusive rights for all matches scheduled to kick-off at 12pm on Sundays.

When can you watch Match of the Day online and on iPlayer?

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

Match of the Day has been shown live on TV on Saturday evening (almost) since time began, and is now joined by Match of the Day 2 on Sundays. But what about watching Premier League highlights online?

Match of the Day is available through BBC iPlayer, but there are a few stipulations.

The show won't be available straight after the programme finishes its live broadcast. Weekend editions of Match of the Day will be online from midnight on Monday (in practice, the early hours of Tuesday morning), while midweek episodes will be on iPlayer from midnight the day after it's broadcast.

You can download Match of the Day for offline viewing, but it is time-sensitive and will disappear as soon as the programme leaves iPlayer.

Match of the Day can also be streamed live at the time of broadcast via the BBC iPlayer website.

2020/21 Premier League fixtures for August/September

Premier League 2021/22 live stream: what TV channel, how to watch the football online

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Friday 13th August 

Brentford vs Arsenal - 3:00 pm EST on NBCSN / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 14th August

Manchester United vs Leeds - 7:30 am EST on NBCSN / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate

Burnley vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST 

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Everton vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Leicester City vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST on NBCSN / 3:00 pm BST

Watford vs Aston Villa - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium/ 3:00 pm BST

Norwich City vs Liverpool - 12:30 pm EST on NBC / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 15th August 

Newcastle United vs West Ham - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City - 11:30 am EST on NBCSN / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 21th August

Liverpool vs Burnley - 7:30 am EST on Peacock Premium / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport 1 HD & BT Sport Ultimate

Aston Villa vs Newcastle United - 10:00 am EST on CNBC / 3:00 pm BST

Crystal Palace vs Brentford - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Leeds vs Everton - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Manchester City vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST on NBCSN / 3:00 pm BST

Brighton vs Watford - 12:30 pm EST on NBC/ 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 22th August

Southampton vs Manchester United - 9:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Wolves vs Tottenham Hotspur - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST

Arsenal vs Chelsea - 11:30 am EST on NBCSN / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Monday 23th August

West Ham vs Leicester City - 3:00 pm EST on NBCSN / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 28th August

Manchester City vs Arsenal - 7:30 am EST on Peacock Premium / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport

Aston Villa vs Brentford - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Brighton vs Everton - 10:00 am EST on NBCSN / 3:00 pm BST

Newcastle United vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Norwich vs Leicester City - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

West Ham vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 3:00 pm BST

Liverpool vs Chelsea - 12:30 pm EST on NBC / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 29th August

Burnley vs Leeds - 9:00 am EST on NBCSN / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford - 9:00 am EST on Peacock Premium / 2:00 pm BST

Wolves vs Manchester United - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 11th September

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Spurs - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport

Arsenal vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Brentford vs Brighton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leicester City vs Manchester City - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Manchester United vs Newcastle United - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Southampton vs West Ham - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Watford vs Wolves - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Chelsea vs Aston Villa - 12:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 12th September

Leeds vs Liverpool - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Monday 13th September

Everton vs Burnley - 3:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Friday 17th September 

Newcastle United vs Leeds - 3:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 18th September 

Wolves vs Brentford - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport

Burnley vs Arsenal - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Manchester City vs Southampton - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Norwich vs Watford - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Aston Villa vs Everton - 12:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 19th September

Brighton vs Leicester City - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST

West Ham vs Manchester United - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Saturday 25th September

Chelsea vs Manchester City - 7:30 am EST / 12:30 pm BST on BT Sport

Everton vs Norwich - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leeds vs West Ham - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Leicester City vs Burnley - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Watford vs Newcastle United - 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm BST

Brentford vs Liverpool - 12:30 pm EST / 5:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Sunday 26th September

Southampton vs Wolves - 9:00 am EST / 2:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur - 11:30 am EST / 4:30 pm BST on Sky Sports

Monday 27th September

Crystal Palace vs Brighton - 3:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm BST on Sky Sports

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