Sky Sports use a BRAND NEW camera angle for Arsenal vs Man City and it has divided fans
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Fans have been left divided by Sky Sports' new camera angle for Arsenal's clash against Manchester City.
It's always a feisty affair when the two Premier League giants play each other, with both teams vying for top spot in the table.
But among the drama, viewers tuning in to watch Sky Sports' coverage of the game have been treated to a brand new camera angle.
The new angle called 'Game Mode' will be from the perspective of the gantry, providing viewers with an insight into what one may see see on a football video game.
Speaking about the new angle, Premier League head of media operations and innovation, Rachael Nightingale, said: “The Premier League is always looking for ways to enhance the broadcast experience for fans around the world.
“During this period of testing with Sky Sports and Arsenal, we hope ‘Game Mode’ will provide a new and exciting way to enjoy the action at home.”
Sky Sports director of production, Phil Marshall, added: “We’re very excited to see what ‘Game Mode’ can bring to the overall viewing experience for fans and believe it has great potential when it comes to in-game innovation.
“We thank Arsenal and the Premier League for their support in testing this innovation.”
The new technology has already won over some supporters, with fans taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new angle.
"I'm loving this new camera angle icl, does anyone else?" asked one user.
"I like this game mode camera angle a lot!" another remarked.
"Sky sports football camera angle is sick. Need every game like this from now on," a third chimed in.
However, not everyone is convinced by the new style.
"This new camera angle sky are using is actually horrendous," another exclaimed.
"I don’t like this camera angle on @SkySports at the Emirates. It’s like I’m playing FIFA," another user wrote.
Well, I think that's the idea.
Fortunately for fans, the usual camera angle is available on Sky Sports' Main Event and Premier League channels, giving viewers the choice.
What do you like the new camera angle? Let us know in the comments.
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