Manchester City v Arsenal: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and how to watch the Premier League clash on BT Sport

Manchester City host Arsenal in the Premier League in Matchday 3 as Mikel Arteta returns once again to The Etihad.

Published: 26 August 2021 - 4.29pm
Raheem Sterling and Emile Smith Rowe

Mikel Arteta returns to his former employers once again as his beleagured Arsenal side take on defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

The Gunners have endured a miserable start to the 2021/22 campaign with two defeats from two - albeit with a morale-boosting 6-0 Carabao Cup win over West Brom in midweek. 

But it doesn't get much easier on Saturday lunchtime when Arteta's men travel north to face a Man City side fresh from destroying newly-promoted Norwich 5-0 last weekend.

Pep Guardiola's men are now resigned to missing out on Harry Kane after the Tottenham forward revealed he would remain in north London.

Now they'll be desperate to prove they can thrive without a recognised No 9 as they bid to make it back-to-back wins.

Will Man City flex their muscles and pile further misery on Guardiola's former assistant? Or will Arteta spring a huge shock and spark Arsenal's season into life in spectacular fashion?

When is Manchester City v Arsenal?

Coverage of Manchester City v Arsenal gets underway at 11.30am on Saturday, 28 August.

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How to watch Manchester City v Arsenal on BT Sport

Our coverage gets underway at 11.30am (12.30pm kick off) on Saturday 28 August, live on BT Sport 1HD and BT Sport Ultimate on TV.

The match is also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on - full details below.

How to watch Manchester City v Arsenal on your mobile or tablet

Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway.

With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline, multi-camera functionality, 360° live streaming and highlights, the app truly offers the most-immersive viewing experience available.

It's available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets; and offers far more than just live streaming options.

How to live stream Manchester City v Arsenal on your laptop

Manchester City v Arsenal is available to live stream here!

Follow the link above or access the live stream via the home page when our broadcast begins.

With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.

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How to watch Manchester City v Arsenal on TV

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What if I can't watch live?

No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.

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