Sporting CP v Arsenal live stream and match preview, Thursday 9 March, 5.45pm GMT
Sporting CP v Arsenal live stream and match preview
Looking for a Sporting CP v Arsenal live stream? We’ve got you covered. Sporting CP v Arsenal is on BT Sport in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Europa League with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere.
Fresh off an exhilarating Premier League win over Bournemouth, Arsenal must now turn their attention to the Europa League with a trip to Sporting CP.
The Gunners came from two goals behind to beat the Cherries with the last kick of the game on Saturday.
That saw Mikel Arteta’s side maintain their five-point gap over Manchester City at the top of the table, but they are straight back into the thick of things with a midweek trip to Lisbon.
Sporting dropped into this competition after finishing third in their Champions League group, behind Tottenham and Eintracht Frankfurt, and beating Midtjylland in the play-off round.
Arsenal won their Europa League group to progress directly to the last 16 stage, pipping PSV, Bodo/Glimt and Zurich to top spot.
Kick-off is at 5:45pm GMT.
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is a doubt, while Gabriel Jesus is still out, as is Mohamed Elneny.
Manuel Ugarte is suspended for Sporting, while Daniel Braganca misses out through injury.
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Sporting CP v Arsenal will be played at Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.
Kick-off and channel
Sporting CP v Arsenal kick-off is at 5.45pm GMT on Thursday, 9 March in the UK. The game is being shown on BT Sport 2, BTSport.com and the BT Sport app (opens in new tab).
In the US, kick-off time is 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT. The match will be shown on Paramount+ in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re out of the country for a Europa League fixture, then you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t’internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Europa League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International Premier League TV rights
• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23.
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you’ll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV (opens in new tab), which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.