Why isn’t Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Premier League game live on TV in UK?

Why isn’t Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Premier League game live on TV in UK?

A hugely intriguing match-up between Premier League leaders Arsenal and managerless Crystal Palace will make for exclusive viewing for those in the ground today.

The Gunners are hoping to bounce back from their shock exit in the Europa League where penalties did for their hopes of going all the way despite largely dominating Sporting in the last-16.

With Manchester City not in action due to FA Cup commitments, thrashing Vincent Kompany’s Burnley 6-0 on Saturday, Arsenal can open up an eight-point gap atop the league with a London derby victory at Emirates Stadium.


Making the journey across the capital are a Palace team searching for a vital win as well as a new manager, having dispensed with Patrick Vieira’s services on Friday.

A winless start to 2023 has left the Eagles looking nervously over their shoulder and a morale-boosting performance will be just the ticket for a club facing serious questions over its short-term future at this level.

However, fans watching from home will be disappointed to learn that Arsenal vs Crystal Palace will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK today.

Despite being broadcast on a Sunday, the game was originally pencilled in for the Saturday 3pm slot - for which there is still a live football television blackout across the country.

Even though it had been moved, broadcasters had used up their allocation of games for the weekend with the FA Cup dominating the airwaves.

However, fans can still tune in for minute-by-minute updates from the Emirates via Standard Sport’s live matchday blog, featuring Simon Collings on location to provide expert analysis!