Arsenal Beat Chelsea in the Community Shield

Arsenal have won their first trophy of the season after beating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, with Nigeria international Victor Moses finding the net for the Premier League champions.

Arsenal Beat Chelsea in the Community Shield

The Gunners had the upper hand in the first half but they could not translate their dominance into goals.

New signing Alexandre Lacazette came close to breaking the deadlock when he attempted to bend the ball round Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but it hit the post in the 23rd minute.

On 35 minutes, Pedro went for goal after a delightful crossfield pass from Willian inside his own half but drew a brilliant save from Cech.

A minute before half-time, Iwobi was in a tight situation and could not score from close range.

Forty-nine seconds into the second half, Victor Moses opened the scoring, the right wing-back was onside and rifled home after a well-timed run.

Egypt international Mohamed Elneny came close to grabbing an equalizer with a fierce, swerving strike from a tight angle, which Courtois managed to save.

For the second time in ten weeks, Chelsea had a player sent off at Wembley after Pedro Rodriguez was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Elneny, and he’ll miss the Premier League clash versus Burnley as a result.

In the 82nd minute, Arsenal were back on level terms thanks to Sead Kolasinac’s fine header after a ball was floated into the far post.

Theo Walcott, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud were spot on in the shootout, while Courtois and Morata missed for Chelsea.

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