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Manchester City v Arsenal live stream: How to watch the Premier League clash from anywhere in the world

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Manchester City v Arsenal live stream, BT Sport, Saturday 28 August, 12:30pm BST

Looking for a Manchester City v Arsenal live stream live stream? We've got you covered with our handy guide.

The Premier League weekend kicks off with a big one at the Etihad, as champions Manchester City welcome an Arsenal side still searching for their first points - and goal - of the season.

While City bounced back from their opening day loss at Tottenham by thrashing Norwich 5-0, Arsenal suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Chelsea - having lost by the same scoreline at Brentford in the 2021/22 curtain-raiser.

Mikel Arteta's team did hit six on Wednesday night - but that was against a second-string West Brom side in the Carabao Cup, and it goes without saying that Saturday's game will be an immensely tougher test.

City won both Premier League meetings between the sides last season 1-0 - as well as thrashing the Gunners 4-1 in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. In fact, they haven't dropped points to Arsenal in the league since April 2017 - and not at home since a year before that.

Pep Guardiola remains without the injured Phil Foden for this one, while Kevin De Bruyne is still a doubt. And while it has been reported that City are closing in on a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo, that's not happened just yet...

Arteta, meanwhile, was boosted by the midweek return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - who bagged himself a hat-trick - and Alexandre Lacazette, who scored from the bench at the Hawthorns. Martin Odegaard should also make his first appearance since joining permanently from Real Madrid, but Thomas Partey remains sidelined and Ben White is expected to miss out.

Kick-off is at 12:30pm BST and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate the UK.

UK TV schedule

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch Steve Bruce’s extra-red face without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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