The Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream is here, and it sees under-fire manager Mikel Arteta taking his team to the Etihad Stadium for a tough game where the Gunners ideally need a result, as they currently languish at the lower end of the Premier League. Manchester City, on the other hand, are looking to follow up their dominant display against Norwich City. So today's game could see an exciting matchup, with both teams vying for the three points.
The Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream takes place today (Saturday, August 28).
► Time 12.30 p.m. BST / 7.30 a.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Last week, Man City put in a five-star performance away at Norwich, putting five past the Canaries without even getting out of second gear. If the opening day defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs had dented the side's confidence, it certainly didn't show.
Arsenal, on the other hand, followed up their own opening day defeat (away at Brentford) with a limp performance against London-rivals Chelsea. The Gunners looked completely off the pace and were outclassed by the Blues over all the pitch. If anything, only losing 2-0 flattered Arsenal.
Manager Mikel Artera reportedly has five games to save his job, so the last fixture he likely wants to play next is away to current the title holders. But football has a funny way of playing out how you least expect, and a shock result here could be the turning point that sees Arsenal kick-start their season.
Here's how the teams line up:
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodrigo, Gündogan, Gabriel Jesus, Torres, Grealish
Arsenal: Leno, Cédric Soares, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ødegaard, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Saka, Aubameyang
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Will Manchester City pile more pressure on a beleaguered Arsenal side, or will the Gunners pull off a surprise upset? You can find out by watching a Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below. And don't forget to check out our full how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub for information on all 380 games this season.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream wherever you are
The Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch theM anchester City vs Arsenal live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads. The game starts at 7.30 a.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. PT.
If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
In addition to showing selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period (opens in new tab), with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in the UK
BT Sport (opens in new tab) has the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in the U.K., one of 52 games it will be showing this season.
Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels, giving you a total of 160 live streams.
Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Manchester City vs Arsenal live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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