Arsenal and Manchester City face off for the first time this Premier League season on the week that Europe’s top club competition resumes.
Arsenal host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in what will be the biggest game of the Premier League season so far on Wednesday evening. Arteta’s side have been in dazzling form this season, but have started to slip in their last two games. The Gunners dropped two points in their last league game – drawing at home to Brentford.
These are by some distance the two best teams in England and though the Gunners are not currently in the Champions League it seems eminently plausible that in the years to come these two could be competing for continental silverware as well as domestic prizes.
For now, the stakes are high enough with top spot in the Premier League up for grabs. If City win at the Emirates Stadium, something they have done on their last six visits, they will go first on goal difference, albeit having played one more game than Arsenal. The title will not be won on Wednesday night but the result could yet have a major say on who are the champions come May. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know:
Where to watch Arsenal Manchester City on TV & live stream online
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on TUDN, Univision, Paramount+ and fuboTV.
BT Sport 2 will have the live broadcast of the game in the United Kingdom (UK).
In India, the match can be watched live on Sony Ten 2 and streamed on Sony LIV.
- Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15 | Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Emirates Stadium — London, England
- Live stream: Peacock Premium
- Odds: Arsenal +188; Draw +240; Manchester City +140 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
How to watch Arsenal vs Man City on TV and live stream
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Manchester City: Erling Haaland has featured in all bar one of City’s Premier League games this season, starting 20 of 22, but could be unavailable for the trip to north London after limping out of the win over Aston Villa on Sunday. Julian Alvarez is a more than capable alternative but the Emirates Stadium would doubtless exhale in relief if the Norwegian were nowhere to be seen come Wednesday.
“arsenal v man city Erling has a knock; he was uncomfortable,” said Pep Guardiola. “At halftime, I spoke with the doctors. They said maybe with the score like it is we don’t take risks, and I agreed.
“If the score was tighter, then maybe I don’t do it. I think he is not injured but on Monday we are going to see. Hopefully, he can be in for Wednesday. But if he is not ready or there is some risk, he is not going to play.”
Arsenal: A second winless game — the first time this has happened to them in the Premier League this season — was rather tempered by a sense of injustice around Arsenal at the way in which Brentford’s equalizer was allowed to stand on Saturday. Ivan Toney flicked in from close range but, having spent three minutes analyzing Ethan Pinnock’s grappling with Gabriel, VAR Lee Mason failed to draw lines that would have shown Christian Norgaard was offside in teeing up his teammate.
Arsenal and Man City poised for pivotal Premier League showdown
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford last time out, although Ivan Toney’s equaliser should not have stood following a mistake from the video assistant referee.
The Gunners have now failed to win three of their past five Premier League outings, although they did beat Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United last month.
When you look at the bigger picture, however, Arteta’s side have only lost two of their 21 league matches this term – picking up 16 wins and three draws in the process.
It is also worth noting that Arsenal boast the second-best defensive record in the division, having conceded just 18 goals this season (0.86 goals against per game).
As for Manchester City, they beat Aston Villa 3-1 on Sunday, meaning they have now won three of their previous four Premier League outings.
Having failed to win three of their last seven league games, however, Guardiola’s men find themselves just two points above third-placed Manchester United.
It is worth pointing out that City have lost four of their last 13 Premier League matches, which doesn’t happen very often under Guardiola.
Still, the Cityzens are the top scorers in the division by some distance, having netted a whopping 56 goals in 22 games (2.54 goals per game).
Head-to-head: Following last month’s 1-0 win against Arsenal in the FA Cup, Man City have won each of their last six meetings with the Gunners.
To make matters worse for Arteta’s side, City have won 13 of their previous 14 matches against Arsenal across all competitions.
Team news: Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny remain injured for Arsenal, while Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson are doubts for Wednesday.
Erling Haaland is a doubt for Man City after coming off at half time against Villa, while John Stones is sidelined due to injury.
How to watch Arsenal vs Manchester City
Wednesday’s showdown between Arsenal and Manchester City will not be broadcasted live on digital TV.