Arsenal vs Aston Villa: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time and team news

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time and team news

Aston Villa are back in Premier League action just three days after their last fixture as they take on league leaders Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Steven Gerrard’s side fell to yet another disappointing defeat on Sunday as West Ham United ran out 1-0 winners at Villa Park.

A third loss in the space of four matches drops the Villans down to 15th in the Premier League table and matters aren’t getting any easier as they take on their biggest challenge yet in Arsenal.

The Gunners have made a sensational start to the season, winning all four of their opening matches, scoring 11, and conceding just three.

Not only do they have the most points in the league with 12, but at +8 they also have the equal best goal difference along with Liverpool and Manchester City. It’s likely to be a difficult game for Villa in midweek.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs Aston Villa, including the latest team news, the kick-off time, and how to watch the Premier League clash on TV and live stream.

Is Arsenal vs Aston Villa on TV and how can I watch it?

Arsenal vs Aston Villa has been selected for a 7.30pm kick-off on Wednesday 31 August 2022, and it will indeed be live on UK television.

Aston Villa head to Arsenal midweek looking to cause an upset in the Premier League

Supporters in the UK can tune into the Premier League match on BT Sport 4HD, although this will only be available to BT Sport customers. Information on how to sign up for BT Sport can be found at the end of this article.

If you’re not around to watch the game at 7.30pm on Wednesday 31 August, highlights of the game will be available on the BT Sport website about 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Analysis and extended highlights will also be shown on Match of the Day, aired on BBC One at 10.40pm on Wednesday 31 August.

What is the team news ahead of Arsenal vs Aston Villa?

Villa are fortunate enough to have just one certain absentee for their visit of Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa interacts with the crowd following the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 20, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Big-money summer signing Diego Carlos remains ruled out with a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. He had surgery on August 18 and is expected to be out for an extended period while he recovers.

Fellow centre back Tyrone Mings is facing a late fitness test but should be fine to play. The England international missed Villa’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham through illness.

Cameron Archer is a doubt with a hip issue, but manager Steven Gerrard isn’t too worried about it. He should be okay to be on the bench for Villa.

Arsenal meanwhile have a few fresh injury concerns to deal with. Defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, who has started three of the Gunners’ opening four games, is being assessed with a hamstring problem.

The game may come too soon for ex-Manchester City wing back Oleksandr Zinchenko as he recovers from a knock to his knee, whereas winger Reiss Nelson is ruled out with a muscular injury until at least October.

How to sign up to BT Sport

You’ll need a subscription to watch BT Sport and there are a number of options to choose from.

Jake Humphrey has been the main host of BT Sports for the last few years (Getty Images)

The first of these is the Big Sport subscription starting at £41 per month with a £39.99 upfront fee. It’s a 24-month contract that gives you access to all BT Sport channels, the BT Sport app, as well as all 11 Sky Sports channels and Eurosport 1 and 2. It also enables you to watch Sky Sports via the NOW app with instant access.

Another is the standard Sport subscription that gives you access to all BT Sport channels, the BT Sport app, and BoxNation. This 24-month contract starts a £16 per month with a £39.99 upfront fee.

BT also offer the Monthly Pass, a subscription that allows customers to sign up for a short period of time and cancel with ease. Subscribers won’t be able to watch on TV, but rather on the BT Sport app only. It gives you a month of every BT Sport channel.

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