Manchester City vs. Arsenal live stream: How to watch 2017 FA Cup online

Two teams desperate for a dose of positivity meet at Wembley Stadium for a berth in the FA Cup final.

Things have not exactly gone to plan for Manchester City and Arsenal this season, with long runs of struggling form, bad injury luck, and sheer bad luck combining to leave both teams well off the kinds of places they want to be in at this point in the season. Now, though, they face off at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semifinal — the one thing that’s really gone right for these teams so far this season — but only one of them can find the continuing fortune to actually win the game and reach the FA Cup final.

Both Arsenal and Manchester City have won just two of their last five matches, with both teams winning on the road last weekend. That is especially important for Arsenal, because they broke a long string of road losses that looked like they were about to cost Arsene Wenger his job. They need any kind of confidence they can get right now, and slugging out a win against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team would be a great way to instill some.

This feels very much like a match that will turn completely based on whichever team can score first. Both teams are likely to come out swinging knowing they need that early strike, and that’s going to make the opening spell of this game very entertaining as they both go for the throat.

Arsenal are dealing with one injury to a starter — defender Shkodran Mustafi — and otherwise will be without a group of players who have mostly played a limited role for the team this season. Each of David Ospina, Lucas Perez, and Santi Cazorla are going to be out for this match, and forward Danny Welbeck is in doubt as well. The players Manchester City are missing are rather more integral to their team — defenders John Stones and Bacary Sagna are out, as is Ilkay Gundogan, who is out for the season with a knee injury. There’s a chance that City will get Gabriel Jesus back for this game, though, which would be a big boost to their attack.

Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. local

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England

TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. – English), Fox Deportes (U.S. – Spanish), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

Online: Fox Soccer 2GO, Fox Sports Go (U.S.), BT Sport Live Streaming (U.K.)

Make friends: Check out The Short Fuse for more Arsenal coverage, and head over to Bitter And Blue for everything you need to know about Manchester City.

Listings for more countries can be found at LiveSoccerTV.

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