Oxford United vs Arsenal live stream: match preview
Top-of-the-pyramid leaders Arsenal visit Oxford United today in a game that could be remembered for years to come at the Kassam Stadium. The two sides last met in 2003, with the Gunners winning 2-0. Can the League One club get their FA Cup revenge 19 years later? Make sure you know how to watch an Oxford United vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere.
Oxford make two changes to the team that lost last time out, with Murphy and Bodin preferred to Wildschut and Goodrham, while Mikel Arteta has made seven. Arsenal's front three of Saka, Martinelli and Nketiah stays the same, but only Gabriel remains behind them. Emile Smith Rowe is on the bench after many months out.
Arsenal have shocked everyone by maintaining their early form into the second part of the season – and with a first Premier League title in their sights since the 'Invincibles' went unbeaten in 03/04, the FA Cup could be seen as an unwanted distraction for Mikel Arteta's young side. Winning is a good habit to get into, though, and with high-flying Newcastle holding the Gunners to a goalless draw at the Emirates on Tuesday night – just the third time they'd dropped points in the league all season – they'll want to taste victory again here.
Oxford come into this game off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Exeter City – the team they beat in order to set up this glamour tie against the Gunners. The U's put four past the Grecians on that day back in November, but they've struggled to dispatch teams so far this season, finding themselves in 14th place in League One after finishing just outside the play-offs last term. Their best ever FA Cup run ended with a quarter-final appearance back in 1964, but a win here would give Karl Robinson's side the confidence to think they can beat anyone.
Oxford United vs Arsenal kicks off at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford today, Monday 9th January. Make sure you know how to watch an Oxford United vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere in the world.
Oxford United vs Arsenal live stream
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Oxford United vs Arsenal live stream kick-off times
Global Oxford United vs Arsenal kick-off times, Monday 9th January:
- UK: 8pm
- Central Europe: 9pm
- USA (EDT/PST): 3pm / 12pm
- Australia: 7am (Tuesday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Tuesday)
FA Cup third-round fixtures – dates & TV times
All times 3pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated
Fri 6 January
Manchester United v Everton - 8pm
Sat 7 January
Crystal Palace v Southampton - 12:30pm
Forest Green Rovers v Birmingham City - 12:30pm
Gillingham v Leicester City - 12:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth - 12:30pm
Preston North End v Huddersfield Town - 12:30pm
Reading v Watford - 12:30pm
Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion
Chesterfield v West Bromwich Albion
Boreham Wood v Accrington Stanley
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley
Fleetwood Town v Queens Park Rangers
Blackpool v Nottingham Forest
Hull City v Fulham
Millwall v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland
Ipswich Town v Rotherham United
Brentford v West Ham United - 5:30pm
Coventry City v Wrexham - 5:30pm
Grimsby Town v Burton Albion - 5:30pm
Luton Town v Wigan Athletic - 5:30pm
Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United - 6pm
Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers - 8pm
Sun 8 January
Bristol City v Swansea City - 12:30pm
Derby County v Barnsley - 12:30pm
Cardiff City v Leeds United - 2pm
Hartlepool United v Stoke City - 2pm
Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers - 2pm
Stockport County v Walsall - 2pm
Aston Villa v Stevenage - 4:30pm
Manchester City v Chelsea - 4:30pm
Mon 9 January
Oxford United v Arsenal - 8pm