Arsenal vs Man City FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news for FA Cup semi-final

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ARSENAL go into this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Man City boosted by their win over champions Liverpool in the week.

The Gunners ran out surprise 2-1 winners to secure their first win over Liverpool in 10 matches.

Arsenal look to build on their victory over Liverpool in the week
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Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring City go into the match buoyed by three consecutive wins on the bounce – scoring 12 goals in those games.

Manchester City are still in the Champions League but look to get a domestic trophy under their belt
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When is Arsenal vs Manchester City?

  • Arsenal vs Man City in the FA Cup semi-final is set for Saturday, July 18.
  • Kick-off at Wembley  is at 7.45pm BST which is 2.45pm EST.
  • The other FA Cup semi-final, between Man Utd and Chelsea takes place on Sunday, July 19 at 6pm.

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

  • The game will be available to watch on BT Sport 1.
  • Fans have the option to have it with and without crowd noise.
  • Coverage begins at 7pm BST.

Can I watch it for free?

  • EE customers can get a FREE three-month BT Sport app trial by texting SPORT to 150.
  • You can then cancel at any time.

Team News

Sergio Aguero remains on the sidelines following a knee operation.

Claudio Bravo and Joao Cancelo both face late fitness tests for muscular issues.

For Arsenal, Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari are all ruled out due to injury.

Matteo Guendouzi is unlikely to make an appearance while Eddie Nketiah is suspended. 

Match odds

  • Arsenal  to win – 8/1
  • Draw – 17/4
  • Man City victory – 3/10
  • Both teams to score – 4/5
  • Over 2.5 goals – 1/2

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication

What have they said?

Guardiola, City manager on his former assistant Arteta: “I’m pretty sure [Arteta is] the right person to bring them back to the position of before.

“From the outside – maybe I am wrong – but what I see in their games, how they celebrate, how they fight for every single ball, they are creating something special for this club.

“Everybody fights for each other.

“I have a feeling he is creating something unique and if he can be supported by the club in terms of investment, and get the players that they need, they’ll be a contender for the next years.”

Arteta: “What I need now is energy to transmit to my players, belief and it’s the FA Cup – we have a lot of experience here and we have a history related to that. Let’s go for it.

“I want to focus on what we want to do. If I worry too much about them, it’s not the message that I want to send to the players.”