Premier League football is back with Manchester City vs Arsenal set to take place on Wednesday, June 17, at 8:15 PM BST (3:15 PM EST / 12:15 PM PST). The match comes some three months after the 2019-2020 Premier League season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re traveling abroad but don’t want to miss out on watching the match live online, you’re going to need a TV license and a VPN.
Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching Man City vs Arsenal live online. The Premier League’s popularity is such that unlicensed streams are inevitable. However, we don’t recommend them as they’re usually low resolution with excessive amounts of lag. Unauthorized streams may even be taken offline for copyright infringement. Fortunately, there are official ways of watching Man City vs Arsenal so you don’t miss out on the action.
Man City vs Arsenal will only be shown on region-locked platforms. To watch abroad (outside the UK) via your home streaming services, you’ll need to connect to a VPN as well as have a TV license.
How to watch Man City vs Arsenal live online with a VPN
When you connect to a VPN server in the UK, you obtain a British IP address. This makes it appear as if you’re browsing from the UK, allowing you to unblock geo-restricted websites and services. As such, you’ll be able to use a VPN to watch Man City vs Arsenal live online, even if you’re currently abroad.
Here’s how to live stream Man City vs Arsenal abroad using a VPN:
- Sign up with one of the VPNs listed below. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are two high-quality, great value alternatives.
- Download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device. You may also have the option of using a Chrome or Firefox browser extension.
- Open the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the UK for a UK IP address. This lets you unblock Sky Go or Now TV abroad.
- Go to Sky Go or Now TV and select the Sky Sports Premier League live stream. This should now be unblocked and play without restriction.
- Still coming up against geographic restrictions? Try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Alternatively, it might be worth contacting your VPN’s customer support.
The Man City vs Arsenal game will broadcast live. For this reason, we recommend you test your VPN with Sky Go or Now TV in advance. If you have any trouble, you’ll have time to contact your VPN’s customer support and, with any luck, fix the issue ahead of time.
How to live stream Man City vs Arsenal on UK TV
Man City vs. Arsenal will only be available on Sky Sports. Unfortunately, the game is not free-to-air and, as such, will not be available on BBC. Sky Sports customers can watch the match on Sky Sports Premier League, or online at no additional cost via the Sky Go app.
If you don’t have a Sky Sports subscription, you can still watch Man City vs Arsenal contract-free on Now TV. This involves purchasing the Sky Sports Pass. At the time of writing, it consists of 11 Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event. The Sky Sports Pass is available daily (£9.99) and monthly (£33.99). There’s also a Mobile Month Pass for £5.99.
Note that due to British legislation, you need a TV license to watch live broadcasts online.
Whether you’re watching Man City vs Arsenal via Sky Go or Now TV, you’ll need a UK IP address in order to watch abroad. All you need to do is connect to a server in the UK and you’re all set. It’s worth knowing that ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you can try it risk-free and claim a full refund if unsatisfied.
What can we expect from Man City vs. Arsenal?
On the day that Premier League football returns we’ll see Man City face off against Arsenal at the Etihad. Originally scheduled for March 11, the game was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The match is now set to take place on Wednesday, June 17, at 8:15 PM BST.
The three-month-long break has provided injured players with a chance to put themselves back in contention. This includes Manchester City’s Leroy Sané and Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira. While City sits in second place, Arsenal is ninth and needs to pick up more wins in order to have a chance of qualifying for Europe.
Who is the favorite to win the match?
City is, unsurprisingly, the heavy favorite to win — there are some 17 points difference between the two sides. Arsenal’s case isn’t helped by the fact that it hasn’t won away from home against one of the ‘big six’ since January 2015. However, it’s worth taking into account that there are various post-lockdown unknowns such as squad fitness. Although City has a home advantage, this may not make much difference when the match is played in an empty stadium.