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What time is Man City vs Arsenal? Live stream, TV channel, kickoff schedule for Premier League title clash

Manchester City and Arsenal will do battle in a crucial Premier League title showdown on March 31.

Both sides return from the international break looking to power on in the title race and their weekend meeting at the Etihad Stadium is all set up as a crucial clash.

Arsenal have the title edge with ten games left to play, but Pep Guardiola’s team are pushing to defend their trophy treble from 2023, and they will be determined to turn the tide in the run in.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it worldwide, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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Man City vs Arsenal kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Sunday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

*The UK switches to British Summer Time (BST) on March 31, all times below are inclusive of the change.

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 31 11:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 31 11:30 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar.31 4:30 p.m. BST
Australia Mon, Apr. 1 2:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 31 9:00 p.m. IST

Man City vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Universo Fubo, Peacock, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1,2 JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the NBC USA Network with streaming options on Fubo with the latter currently offering a FREE trial. Spanish language options are on Universo and Telemundo. Peacock are also showing the match.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is available via live broadcast on Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.

Man City vs Arsenal lineups, team news

Kyle Walker and John Stones will both miss the clash with Arsenal due to injuries picked up on international duty, Guardiola confirmed in his pre-match press conference. 

Manuel Akanji reportedly pulled out of international duty for Switzerland on Tuesday, leaving more problems for Guardiola at the back but he is expected to be available.

Add those two injuries to the existing problems for Ederson, Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish means that City may have to start an unfamiliar lineup. 

The full injury status for those players is yet to be confirmed, but if that clutch of stars were to miss out, here is how City may lineup:

Man City predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Ake — Rodri, Kovacic — Foden, Alvarez, Silva — Haaland.

Man City subs: TBC

  • Injured: Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson, Jack Grealish, Manuel Akanji, Kyle Walker
  • Suspended: None.

Like City, Arsenal have a few international injuries to contend with. Gabriel Magalhaes withdrew from the Brazil squad, however, he is expected to be fit and join William Saliba in the backline.

Bukayo Saka left England’s squad and Arteta stated that he is yet to train this week ahead of the game, throwing his status up in the air.

Gabriel Jesus has struggled with knee problems in recent months, but a return to his former side is on the cards. 

Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior — Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard — Jesus, Havertz, Saka.

Arsenal subs: TBC

  • Injured: Jurrien Timber, Gabriel Martinelli
  • Suspended: None.
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