FA Cup semi-final: BT Sport to broadcast Arsenal v Manchester City exclusively live

Arsenal and Manchester City will do battle at Wembley on the evening of Saturday July 18

Published: 8 September 2020 - 10.28am

For the third time in three years Arsenal and Manchester City will clash at Wembley

We’ve reached the business end of the world’s oldest football competition and BT Sport are delighted to announce their selection for the semi-finals.

Arsenal will take on Manchester City for a place in the FA Cup final exclusively live on BT Sport on Saturday July 18 with kick-off set for 7.45pm.

The pair will clash at Wembley for the third time in three years after meetings in the 2017 FA Cup semi-final and the 2018 League Cup final.

Arsenal won the previous semi-final 2-1 and went on to defeat Chelsea in the final but that remains the last time they’ve overcome City. 

Since then, City have won seven of seven against The Gunners including a comfortable 3-0 win in both sides’ first match back following the restart at the Etihad earlier this month.

Mikel Arteta will be desperate to provide a better account of his team when he faces his mentor Pep Guardiola at the home of football.

City are the holders having destroyed Watford 6-0 in last season’s final and have seen off Port Vale, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle to make the final four.

Arsenal meanwhile have defeated Leeds, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Sheffield United – via a dramatic last-minute Dani Ceballos winner – to qualify. 

The north Londoners are the most successful team in FA Cup history with 13 titles to their name but will have to upset the odds once again to get a shot at a 14th.

The other semi-final features 2016 winners Manchester United against 2018 winners Chelsea.

You can watch the match exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate on TV as well as across our digital platforms – BTSport.com, the BT Sport app and the large-screen app.

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