Arsenal finished their preseason on a high after a win against Chelsea to lift the Community Shield. The Blues managed to score first just after the second half kicked off, but it wasn’t till Victor Moses was sent off in the 80th minute that Arsenal managed to kick on and get an equalizer through Sead Kolasinac only two minutes later. This meant when the full-time whistle was blown, the game went into penalties where Arsenal managed to get the better of their opponents, winning 4-1 in the shoot out.
With the Gunners normally starting the season notoriously slow, it was great to see that they’ll be going into the season lifting three Pre-Season trophies and beating the likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea in the process. With Wenger quoted after the game that it there’s a positive atmosphere around the team at the minute, going into the season.
The two new signings were impressive in the preseason, both of which started in the Community Shield. Even Theo Walcott was very impressed with the Bosnian left wing back, saying he looks like an “absolute tank” and that it will be tough for opponents to get past the player. Alexandre Lacazette looked very confident in the game and was unlucky when his shot ricocheted off the post, and will most likely start on Friday.
Granit Xhaka was Arsenal’s man of the match, outstanding in the middle of the pitch once again, with the player linking the play well from defence to attack. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also had a great game though it will be hard for him to take Kolasinac’s place.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil didn’t play yesterday, however, this was nothing to do with the possibility of either leaving. Wenger once again reassured the fans that Alexis would be an Arsenal player this season. Both should be back for the Leicester game, with Alexis recovering from his flu and Ozil from his calf injury, although we will bring you the full injury news and preview for the game later this week.