Man City vs Arsenal live score, result, stats, updates, lineups from Premier League title race match

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER — Champions Manchester City host Arsenal on what could prove to be a pivotal day in the Premier League title race.

The Gunners began Sunday at the top of the table but it will be second-versus-third at kickoff in Manchester if Liverpool avoid defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion in the day’s earlier match.

If this one ends in a draw like City’s trip to Anfield prior to the international break, it could hand Jurgen Klopp’s side valuable impetus in the three-way battle for glory. If either of Pep Guardiola or Mikel Arteta’s sides are victorious, they will feel they hold a key advantage.

Arsenal were blown away 4-1 in this fixture last term, a result that all but confirmed City’s third successive Premier League title. However, they won this season’s meeting at Emirates Stadium 1-0 to record a first league success against City since December 2015.

The Sporting News is following Man City vs. Arsenal live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Man City vs Arsenal live score

  1st Half Goalscorers
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Projected lineups:

Man City (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ederson (GK) — Akanji, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol — Rodri, Silva — Foden, De Bruyne, Grealish — Haaland.

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior — Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard —  Saka, Havertz, Trossard.

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Man City vs Arsenal live updates, highlights, and commentary

4 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester City vs. Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool are also in action today at home to Brighton and this is a gargantuan day in the title race.

Man City vs Arsenal kick off time

This Premier League clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Sunday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

*The UK switches to British Summer Time (BST) on March 31, all times below are inclusive of the change.

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sun, Mar. 31 11:30 a.m. ET
Canada Sun, Mar. 31 11:30 a.m. ET
UK Sun, Mar.31 4:30 p.m. BST
Australia Mon, Apr. 1 2:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sun, Mar. 31 9:00 p.m. IST

Man City vs Arsenal lineups, team news

Kyle Walker and John Stones will both miss the clash with Arsenal due to injuries picked up on international duty, Guardiola confirmed in his pre-match press conference. Manuel Akanji also returned early from Switzerland’s camp but is fit to play.

Ederson, Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish are all set to be involved in some capacity following recent injury absences.

Man City predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ederson (GK) — Akanji, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol — Rodri, Silva — Foden, De Bruyne, Grealish — Haaland.

Man City subs: TBC

  • Injured: Stones, Walker
  • Suspended: None.

Like City, Arsenal have a few international injuries to contend with. Gabriel Magalhaes withdrew from the Brazil squad, however, he is expected to be fit and join William Saliba in the backline.

Bukayo Saka left England’s squad and Arteta stated that he is yet to train this week ahead of the game, throwing his status up in the air.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior — Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard —  Saka, Havertz, Trossard.

Arsenal subs: TBC

  • Injured: Jurrien Timber, Gabriel Martinelli (doubt)
  • Suspended: None.

Man City vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Universo Fubo, Peacock, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1,2 JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the NBC USA Network with streaming options on Fubo with the latter currently offering a FREE trial. Spanish language options are on Universo and Telemundo. Peacock are also showing the match.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This game is available via live broadcast on Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky GO and Now TV.

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