Man City vs Arsenal: FA Cup – LIVE!
Manchester City host Arsenal in a blockbuster FA Cup fourth-round tie tonight. The two Premier League title rivals lock horns for the first time this season at the Etihad Stadium, with a place in the last-16 up for grabs as well as the chance to inflict a huge psychological blow ahead of their crucial top-flight showdown in north London on February 15.
Just five points currently separate these two heavyweights at the summit of English football, with Arsenal boasting a game in hand. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insists that this evening’s contest will have no bearing on the title race, yet will tell his side a lot about just how far they have come. New signings Jakub Kiwior and Leandro Trossard are pushing for their first starts, though Emile Smith Rowe has joined Gabriel Jesus on the sidelines.
The hosts have lingering fitness concerns over Phil Foden as Pep Guardiola aims to put former protege Arteta in his place on a massive night under the lights. Follow Man City vs Arsenal live below, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.
Arsenal team news
Arsenal have been dealt a late blow ahead of tonight’s clash with Emile Smith Rowe back on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
Mohamed Elneny (knee) is also still out, along with former Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Reiss Nelson (hamstring).
New Gunners signings Jakub Kiwior and Leandro Trossard will both be pushing for their first starts tonight, with the latter having impressed off the bench in a crucial Premier League win over Manchester United at the Emirates last weekend.
Where to watch Man City vs Arsenal
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and website.
Welcome to Man City vs Arsenal LIVE coverage!
Good evening and a very warm welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of a massive night to kick off the FA Cup fourth round.
It simply does not get any bigger or better than this as Premier League title rivals Manchester City and Arsenal clash for the first time this season in a bid to inflict a huge psychological blow on the other ahead of their pivotal top-flight showdown next month.
Kick-off tonight is at 8pm GMT, so stay tuned for all the latest team news and match build-up, plus thoughts from both managers. We’ll have live updates of the game and expert analysis from Simon Collings at the Etihad Stadium.
You won’t want to miss what should be an absolute cup cracker.