Community Shield: Moses Scores As Arsenal secure comeback win

Posted August 07, 2017

The match, England's traditional season curtain-raiser, is a repeat of last season's FA Cup final, which saw Arsenal beat Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1.

"It was a pity to lose the FA Cup final against Arsenal after a really great season for us", said Conte.

Games against Arsenal in part shaped Chelsea's Premier League title-winning season, when Conte revived the Blues from 10th the previous term.

It was a complete shock that Chelsea's second penalty taker was goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

And for the second time in four months, Arsenal defeated Chelsea at Wembley as Sead Kolasinac's late strike cancelled out Victor Moses' opening goal before they ran out comfortable winners in the shootout.

Wenger has already been subjected to a fan invading the pitch in an attempt to abuse him during a pre-season friendly and, against that troubled backdrop, the Frenchman was relieved to start the new season with a morale-boosting win over champions Chelsea at Wembley.

Arsene Wenger hailed an "outstanding" Sead Kolasinac after the signing scored in Sunday's Community Shield victory, and said the defender's physicality will make him a ideal fit for the Premier League.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was forced to give Kolasinac his debut before halftime due to a head injury suffered by Per Mertesacker.

Cesc Fabregas and Michy Batshuayi both went close for Chelsea soon afterwards as they began to take a grip on the game, but in the closing stages things turned in Arsenal's favour.

The match will kick-off at 6:30 PM (Indian Standard Time) on Sunday. - The last two red cards issued in Community Shield matches have been to Chelsea players (Branislav Ivanovic in 2012, Pedro in 2017).

On several occasions, Theo Walcott was in good situations, but it is obvious that former English national team member is far away from his glory days.

Gary Cahill got Chelsea off to a flawless start before Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal responded by finding the target for Arsenal. You have players who were pumped up in the gym and players who were born strong.

The two sides have met in the Community Shield twice before.

Meanwhile, Wenger has also indicated that his squad is too big and he will have to sell some players before the start of the new season.