Manchester City and Arsenal look set to go toe-to-toe in the Premier League title race in a battle filled with subplots for both sides.
Mikel Arteta is aiming to get the edge over his old mentor Pep Guardiola, who is himself bidding to become just the second manager in the Premier League era — after Alex Ferguson — to win three consecutive titles.
However, one of the Spanish pair could see their chances of a league and FA Cup double ended this week.
Arsenal, winners of the FA Cup in 2020, make the trip to Manchester looking to secure a place in the fifth round with Guardiola aiming to disrupt the Gunners’ momentum. Only a draw will keep both teams alive in the competition for at least one more match, with replays included for round-four ties.
Here are all the important match details as City and Arsenal meet in the oldest domestic cup competition.
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When is Man City vs Arsenal?
City will host Arsenal on Friday, January 27 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, with kickoff at 20:00 local time.
Here’s how that translates into time zones across some of the world’s major territories.
|Hong Kong||04:00 HKT*|
|New Zealand||09:00 NZDT*|
* Following Day (Sat, Jan. 28)
Man City vs Arsenal odds
Arsenal face City twice in quick succession in the coming weeks, in the FA Cup and Premier League, in clashes that could have a major impact on their chances of winning silverware this season.
Arteta masterminded Arsenal to an FA Cup semifinal win over City in 2020 en route to lifting the trophy, but they have lost the five following meetings in league and cup action
|Australia (Neds) |
|Man City Win||7/10||-150||-143||1.70|
|Over 2.5 Goals||8/13||-145||-156||1.60|
|Both Teams to Score||8/13||-140||-161||1.60|
Man City vs Arsenal history
City failed to beat Arsenal in their first eight Premier League meetings from 1992 to 1996 before returning to the top flight in 2000, and they suffered through 11 more winless clashes.
The UAE-backed buyout of City in 2008 changed the complexion of their meetings with Arsenal and other Premier League powerhouses, with four wins from six home games against the Gunners up to 2014 — including that infamous Emmanuel Adebayor winner in 2009.
🔟 years ago today…
Emmanuel Adebayor ran the length of the Etihad pitch to celebrate a vital Man City goal in front of the fuming Arsenal fans 😡 pic.twitter.com/n025qM9GNw
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 12, 2019
Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium added another layer of dominance for City, with an incredible record of 11 wins and one draw in Premier League action under the former Barcelona boss.
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Man City vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel
This FA Cup match will be played at Etihad Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|UK||ITV 1, STV||ITVX, STV Player|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||beIN Sports Connect|
|Hong Kong||—||myTV SUPER, M Plus Live|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 4||sooka, Astro Go|
UK: FA Cup matches in the UK are broadcast live on the BBC and ITV and their respective streaming services.
USA: Fans in the USA can stream the match live via ESPN+.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live on Paramount+.