Manchester City vs Arsenal in the English Football Association Shield: Everything you want to know

6 August 2023 - 4:27 pm

Manchester City will meet Arsenal today, Sunday, August 6, in the match between the two teams at Wembley Stadium, as part of the Charity Shield Cup.

Manchester city vs arsenal match date

The match between the two teams will be broadcast on the encrypted BN Sports channel, which owns the rights to broadcast the English Charity Shield final in the Middle East and North Africa.

The match will be held at six o’clock in the evening, Cairo and Makkah Al-Mukarramah time, and at seven o’clock in the evening, UAE time.

Manchester City vs Arsenal

The FA Shield match takes place between the English Premier League champion and the FA Cup champion, but Manchester City crowned the two titles, and it faces the Premier League runner-up Arsenal, because the Spaniard Pep Guardiola captured the two championships last season.

Manchester City was crowned the FA Cup, after defeating Manchester United in the final match with two goals to one in the meeting that brought the two teams together on the grounds of Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City won the Premier League title last season after being alone in the league table with 89 points, and by 5 points over runner-up Arsenal, who ended its season with 84 points.

The position of Manchester City and Arsenal before the confrontation

Manchester City, led by Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, enters the match after losing (1-2) to Atletico Madrid in its last friendly match.

While Arsenal enters the match, led by Spanish coach Mikel Arteta, after retaining the Emirates Cup friendly title after its victory over Monaco.

Arsenal is seeking to win this championship title, especially since the team’s results last season exceeded all expectations. Where he topped the English Premier League for 248 days, but in the end he failed to achieve the title.

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta wants to win the title to confirm that his team will be a fierce competitor for the league title this season.

Arteta said in his statements during the press conference for the match: “I am very excited to play a final match, and to win a title against one of the major teams.”

Arteta praised Manchester City, and said: “Manchester City was the best team in Europe last season, and we know the criteria, and what we need to win the match.”

Arsenal misses the efforts of Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus after he underwent knee surgery last Wednesday, and Edward Nikitah is expected to lead the team’s attack.

Despite Arsenal’s lack of one of its most important offensive weapons, Arteta reassured the condition of Bukayo Saka, who did not participate in the last Monaco match, as he confirmed that he was fine and would be ready for the match.