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Arsenal vs Benfica FREE: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off time for huge Europa League tie

ARSENAL take on Benfica in their Europa League last-32 second leg tie this week.

The Gunners draw 1-1 with the Portuguese side in the first leg but need a win at the Emirates to secure qualification to the last-16.

Arsenal drew the first leg with Benfica 1-1

What time does Arsenal vs Benfica kick-off?

  • Arsenal’s clash with Benfica will get underway at 5.55pm UK time on Thursday, February 25.
  • The game will take place at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Piraeus, Greece, rather than in London at the Emirates because of coronavirus restrictions.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1.
  • You can stream the action from the BT Sport app, which can be downloaded onto your mobile or tablet device.

Can I watch for FREE?

  • EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
  • And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of Large Screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
  • At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £5 per month BT Sport Large Screen subscription unless cancelled.

Team news

Thomas Partey won’t be available for the Gunners once again because of a hamstring problem.

Rob Holding is also unlikely to take part because of a concussion he sustained in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend.

Dani Ceballos, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel and David Luiz can all expect starts in Mikel Arteta’s side.

Benfica have Jardel and Andre Almeida out with injuries while Julian Weigl is fine to play after his suspension.


Arsenal – 5/6

Draw – 5/6

Benfica – 13/4

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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