Arsenal win there first trophy 🏆 of the campaign winner London rivals Chelsea on a penalty shootout
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star marking Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall folks as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalty shoot out at Wembley on Sunday.
Goals from Chelsea's Victor Moses and Arsenal new kid Sead Kolasinac sent the diversion to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata flaccidly misusing their spot-kicks, Arsenal won the trophy for the third time in four years.
Courtois blasted his penalty over the bar before substitute Morata, a £58 million catch from Real Madrid, shot wide, permitting Olivier Giroud to seal triumph for Arsenal.
The gunners, leaving upon their first season without Champions League football since 1997, have won on their last nine visits to Wembley, a run extending back to a triumph over Wigan Athletic in the elimination rounds of the FA Cup in 2014.
Arsene Wenger's side open the Premier League season at home to 2016 champions Leicester City on Friday, with Antonio Conte's Chelsea starting their title guard at home to Burnley the next day.
Moses, sent off in the wake of accepting a moment yellow card for jumping as Arsenal dazed Chelsea 2-1 in May's FA Cup last, mostly made up by putting the champions ahead right on time in the second half.
Be that as it may, after Pedro had been demonstrated a straight red card for a terrible test on Mohamed Elneny, Kolasinac headed in a 81st-minute equalizer to leave the amusement 1-1 at fulltime.
As in the container last, Arsenal made the more guaranteed begin and came extremely close to opening the scoring when new marking Alexandre Lacazette twisted a shot against the post after a smooth counter-assault.
MERTESACKER FORCED OFF
Per Mertesacker was one of the legends of Arsenal's FA Cup win, expertly marshaling a gravely exhausted safeguard, however the club commander was to last only 27 minutes of the groups' gathering.
The goliath German center back needed to go off after an impact with Gary Cahill's elbow left blood gushing down his face, giving Bosnian protector Kolasinac a chance to make his official introduction.
As Arsenal rearranged, Chelsea stated themselves, Moses and Pedro working Petr Cech before Willian was brutally reserved for jumping after his left foot was cut by Hector Bellerin's knee inside the case.
Slick footwork set Alex Iwobi up to twist a shot at Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois late in the primary half, yet inside a moment of commence in the second half, Arsenal wound up behind.
Granit Xhaka's endeavor to clear Willian's corner sent the ball high into the air and when Cahill headed it once more into the threat range, Moses shot in behind Rob Holding to apply an insistent wrap up.
Elneny misused a respectable possibility for Arsenal by cutting wide and after that sent Courtois scrambling with a mishit cross from wide on the privilege.
Wenger tossed on Giroud and Theo Walcott for Lacazette and Iwobi and saw Xhaka expand Courtois with a 30-yard exertion.
Pedro's rejection for getting Elneny's left Achilles with his studs tipped the energy to support Arsenal and they evened out when Xhaka's cross from the following free-kick was going in by Kolasinac