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Nottingham Forest v Arsenal live stream: How to watch the FA Cup from anywhere in the world

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Nottingham Forest v Arsenal live stream, Sunday 9 January, 5.15pm GMT

Arsenal will be out to avoid an upset in the third round of the FA Cup when they travel to Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

Mikel Arteta won this tournament in his first season in charge at the Emirates Stadium, and his side are among the favourites to go all the way this term. They head into the weekend in excellent form, despite a narrow - and somewhat unfortunate - 2-1 loss to Manchester City (opens in new tab) in the Premier League last weekend. 

Prior to that, Arsenal (opens in new tab) won four games on the bounce in the top flight. They now sit fourth in the standings, having been toiling in mid-table just a couple of months ago. Qualifying for the Champions League is their primary objective this term, but the chance to add another piece of silverware to the cabinet would not go amiss either. 

Arsenal are through to the semi-finals of the League Cup and will fancy their chances of advancing to the fourth round of the FA Cup, even if the draw was tougher than it might have been.

At the start of the season it looked like Nottingham Forest were set for a sustained battle against relegation to League One. However, the decision to replace Chris Hughton with Steve Cooper has proved to be a masterstroke. 

Forest are now up to ninth in the table, with just six points separating them from the play-offs. Cooper's side did suffer back-to-back defeats at the end of 2021, but they should not be underestimated by this weekend's visitors to the City Ground.

Forest will be without Mohamed Drager, who is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Morocco. Alex Mighten, Max Lowe, Loic Mbe Soh, Joe Lolley and Richie Laryea are out injured, but Keinan Davis and Steve Cook could make their debuts for the club.

Arsenal quartet Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all in Cameroon for the Cup of Nations. Calum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah are both doubts due to Covid-19.

Kick-off is at 5.15pm GMT on Sunday 9 January, and UK viewers can watch live on ITV. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

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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 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

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, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. 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.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark 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 – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).