Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream and how to watch the FA Cup fourth round online and on TV, team news

Phil Foden of Manchester City and Martin Odegaard of Arsenal pictured celebrating after scoring, ahead of this weekend's big Manchester City vs Arsenal Premier FA Cup showdown.
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Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream: match preview

Manchester City and Arsenal – the Premier League's top two teams – meet at the Etihad tonight in an FA Cup fourth-round clash that has all the makings of a classic. It'll be the first time these two high-flying sides have faced each other this season, and whoever wins will be targeting a domestic double. Will it be Pep the master or Mikel the apprentice? Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere.

Manchester City certainly haven't had an easy run in the FA Cup so far, drawing Chelsea in the third round and now the team that sits five points ahead of them at the top of the Premier League. That won't faze Pep Guardiola's side, though, who put four goals past the Blues without reply and have won their last nine home games in this competition. City haven't won the FA Cup since 2019, but their 6-0 thrashing of Watford was the highest winning margin in the final since Bury beat Derby by the same scoreline way back in 1903. Will we get a goalfest at the Etihad?

Pep has made just two changes to his side tonight, with Stefan Ortega given the gloves rather than Ederson, and Ake preferred to Laporte in defence. 

Arsenal haven't beaten City since they met in an FA Cup semifinal back in July 2020 – a match that was played behind closed doors due to covid restrictions. Arsenal's team for that game was very different to the one that has lost just 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 won 2-0 then, with both goals scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and went on to beat Chelsea in the final. Can they repeat the feat here today?

Arteta has chosen to give some of his key players a rest tonight, with Ramsdale, White, Zinchenko, Odegaard and Martinelli all on the bench. Holding, Tierney, and Vieira come in, while Turner starts in goal, and Leandro Trossard makes his first start since signing from Brighton. 

Manchester City vs Arsenal kicks off at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST today, Friday 27th January, at the Etihad Stadium. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream.

Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream

You can watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream for free on ITV 1. It's also available to watch online for free in HD on ITVX (STV in Scotland).

UK football fans, whether at home or in another country, can tune into the FA Cup online for free on ITVX. Outside the UK at the moment? Use a VPN to watch ITVX from abroad.

We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details on how to use a VPN below.

Watch Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream from anywhere in the world.

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1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Manchester City vs Arsenal in the FA Cup, you may wish to choose 'UK' for ITVX.

3. Then head over to ITVX on your browser or device and enjoy the free Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream!

US soccer 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 carries a wealth of top sports content including MLB, NHL, MLS, Top Rank Boxing events and Grand Slam tennis as well as FA Cup soccer. You can subscribe to ESPN Plus on its own or as part of the great-value Disney Bundle along with Hulu ($13.99 a month).

Remember, though, if you're a UK citizen abroad, you can use a VPN to watch the FA Cup free on ITVX.

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Watch Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in Australia

If you're in Australia, you can watch a Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream on Paramount Plus as well as the rest of the FA Cup games this season.

Stuck away from your home in Oz at the moment? You'll need to use a VPN to access your Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream on Paramount Plus without being geo-blocked.

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Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream kick-off times

Global Manchester City vs Arsenal kick-off times

  • UK: 8pm
  • Central Europe: 9pm
  • USA (EDT/PST): 3pm / 12pm
  • Australia: 7am (Saturday)
  • New Zealand: 9am (Saturday)

FA Cup fourth-round fixtures – dates & TV times

All times 3pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated

Fri 27 January
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 Wed v Fleetwood Town
Bristol City v West Brom
Fulham v Sunderland
Preston v Tottenham - 6pm
Manchester United v Readin - 8pm

Sun 29 January
Brighton v Liverpool - 1:30pm
Stoke v Stevenage - 2pm
Wrexham v Sheffield Utd - 4:30pm

Mon 30 January
Derby v West Ham - 7:45pm

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