Neither Villarreal nor Arsenal are currently in the European spots in their respective domestic leagues and that makes this Europa League semi-final doubly important for both. Not only are they three games away a historic trophy win but also an unlikely route into next seasons Champions League. Make sure you know how to watch a Villarreal vs Arsenal live stream for free wherever you are in the world.
The tight Estadio de la Cerámica has always been a tricky place to go but Arsenal will find plenty of familiar, if not friendly, faces on their visit to the Mediterranean coast. Ex-Premier League old boys abound including Alberto Moreno, ex-Gunner Francis Coquelin and even two auld enemies in the shapes of Etienne Capoue and Juan Foyth.
The Yellow Submarine’s form has been poor of late, though, with a single win and four losses from their recent run in La Liga.
Villarreal vs Arsenal live stream
Kick off: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET
Location: Estadio de la Cerámica, Spain
US stream: CBS All Access ($5.99)
AUS stream: Optus Sport (AU$14.99)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN
UK stream: BT Sport
Free trials: DAZN and FuboTV
The timing isn’t the best for Arsenal either, however. Strikers Lacazette and Aubameyang are fitness doubts. The former picked up a hamstring problem in the draw with Fulham while the latter is still getting over his bout of malaria. On the plus side, defender David Luiz has returned to training.
It’s an 8pm kick-off at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Thursday. Lucky football fans in Australia can subscribe to Optus Sports to catch all of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League matches for just AU$14.99/month. Make sure to use a VPN if needed when travelling outside Australia for access.
Read on for more details on how to watch a Villareal vs Arsenal live stream wherever you are in the world.
Villareal vs Arsenal live stream for $5.99
Villareal vs Arsenal live stream: how to watch the Champions League
Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Europa League and Champions League games live through CBS All Access – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you’ll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right?
Of course, CBS All Access is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
CBS All Access 7-day free trial – free Europa League football
Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with a 7-day free trial of CBS All Access. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. It’s $5.99 per month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.
Watch Villareal vs Arsenal anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Europa League rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There’s 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it’s easier than you think.
Watch Villareal vs Arsenal in Australia
Villareal vs Arsenal live stream: team news and how to watch the Champions League
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don’t forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.
Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.
You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it’s also available on Xbox.
Watch Villareal vs Arsenal in UK
Rights to show the UEFA Europa League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you’ll also be able to watch the Champions League.
BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £7.50
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £7.50 per month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.
New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It’s also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.
BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £20 per month
Sky TV customers can add the BT Sport channels to their TV package for £20 per month on a 24-month contract. This gets you instant access to the BT Sport app.
However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN .
Watch Europa League live in 4K
You can watch some Europa League ties in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you’re hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it’s also available in with Dolby Atmos sound. Sadly, Villareal vs Arsenal has not been selected for 4K coverage but the return leg has been.
BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.
BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they’re getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.
BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.
BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month
Enjoy the Europa League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.
Watch a free Villarreal vs Arsenal live stream
Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch the UEFA Europa League for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Europa and Champions Leagues and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a free trial. So long as you’ve not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.
UEFA Europa League free with DAZN free trial
DAZN has the rights to the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan. Try free for 1 month. Cancel at anytime.
Sadly the DAZN free trial isn’t available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, simply use a VPN to access a Villarreal vs Arsenal live stream without being blocked.
It’s also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that’s where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world’s broadcasters with rights to show the live Europa League football here.
Europa League Fixtures
Europa League live stream
All times shown in BST.
Thursday 29th April
Man Utd vs Roma – 20:00, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate
Villarreal vs Arsenal – 20:00, BT Sport 3
Thursday 6th May
Roma vs Man Utd – 20:00, BT Sport 2
Arsenal vs Villarreal – 20:00, BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Ultimate
Villarreal head coach Unai Emery will be reunited with his former club Arsenal as he looks to extend a remarkable run of results in the Europa League. The 49-year-old has won this competition on three occasions and has not lost a two-legged knockout tie since 2012.
Still Mikel Arteta’s side will offer a significant challenge to test that record especially with a string of key players back in contention following their 1-0 loss to Everton. Arsenal’s lows this season have been as deep and profound as any in a generation but at their best they have performed to a level that will make them more than a match for Villarreal. news source