Where to watch Aston Villa vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for Premier League match

Arsenal face a major test of their Premier League title credentials as Mikel Arteta’s side head to Aston Villa this weekend.

The Gunners snatched a dramatic late 4-3 win away at Luton Town in midweek — as Declan Rice’s header sealed victory — but Villa followed that up with a superb 1-0 win over defending champions Manchester City.

Arteta’s team currently have a four-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of second place Liverpool, but Aston Villa have won all seven of their home Premier League matches so far in 2023/24.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

MORE: English Premier League table 2023/24: Updated EPL standings as Arsenal lead Man City and Liverpool

What time does Aston Villa vs Arsenal kick off?

This Premier League clash takes place at Villa Park in Birmingham, UK and kicks off on Saturday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. local time.

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

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Dec. 9 12:30 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Dec. 9 12:30 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Dec. 9 5:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Dec. 10 4:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Dec. 9 11:00 p.m. IST

Aston Villa 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, Peacock, Universo Fubo, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Hotstar VIP,

USA: This game is being broadcast on the NBC USA Network and Peacock. Spanish language streaming options on Universo and Telemundo, which are available to stream on Fubo.

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

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

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

MORE: Watch Premier League matches live with Fubo in USA

Aston Villa vs Arsenal lineups, team news

Unai Emery has not flagged up any new injuries following Villa’s impressive home win over City. 

Bertrand Traore, Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are all still sidelined for the home team and Emery could stick with an unchanged line up.

Aston Villa projected lineup (4-5-1, right to left): Martinez (GK) — Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne — Bailey, Kamara, Tielemans, Luiz, McGinn — Watkins.

Arteta’s own injury list is also unchanged from the win at Luton but he will be forced to watch from the stands at Villa Park due to a one-game touchline ban.

David Raya is expected to be given a vote of confidence by Arteta  — despite being criticised for his performance at Kenilworth Road  — and Oleksandr Zinchenko is in line to start at left-back ahead of Jakub Kiwior.

Arsenal projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Rice, Havertz — Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal prediction

This game is the standout feature on the Premier League weekend schedule as Emery faces his old team at Villa Park.

Emery vs. Arteta will be a Basque battle in Birmingham, with the visitors under pressure to seize the initiative and open up a bigger title lead over Manchester City, Liverpool and Villa.

However, Emery has turned Villa Park into a fortress this season, with Liverpool the only other Premier League side with a 100% home winning record.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal

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