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Arsenal 1 Chelsea 1 (4-1 on pens): Another Wembley win for Arsene Wenger as Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois miss from the spot

 

Arsene Wenger’s side are spot on at Wembley after Sead Kolasinac levels Victor Moses’ strike to take it to shoot-out

Using the new ABBA system of taking spot-kicks, Arsenal triumphed 4-1 with Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud all on target.

Arsenal won the Community Shield after defeating Chelsea on penalties

Arsenal won the Community Shield after defeating Chelsea on penalties

Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac headed home a late equaliser at Wembley

Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac headed home a late equaliser at Wembley

Victor Moses broke the deadlock just moments into the second half

Victor Moses broke the deadlock just moments into the second half

Gary Cahill was the only scorer for Chelsea from the spot and the penalty taken by goalkeeper Courtois was particularly bad.

Morata was a second half substitute for Antonio Conte and he dragged his effort wide of Petr Cech’s post.

The match was pretty even and neither side deserved to win although for Arsenal, all eyes will be on Friday when they start the Premier League season against Leicester.

The big talking point of the first half occurred when Arsenal lost Per Mertesacker after 30 minutes.

The big German was floored and covered in blood after he suffered an eye injury following an elbow from Cahill.

Record signing Alexandre Lacazette came close to a debut goal when he struck the post before the break.

Arsenal then defeated the Blues 4-1 in the shoot-out to claim the prize

Arsenal then defeated the Blues 4-1 in the shoot-out to claim the prize

Olivier Giroud celebrates with team-mate Petr Cech after his winning penalty

Olivier Giroud celebrates with team-mate Petr Cech after his winning penalty

However, less than a minute into the second half, Victor Moses sprung the offside trap to put Chelsea ahead.

Granit Xhaka was guilty of a poor clearance, hammering the ball high into the sky, Cahill got to the ball and delivered a header into the path of Moses, who scored past a stranded Cech.

It appeared as if the Blues were on their way to winning the first piece of silverware this season before their world came crashing down in the closing stages.

Per Mertesacker was forced off early in the first half after he was cut open by Gary Cahills elbow

Per Mertesacker was forced off early in the first half after he was cut open by Gary Cahill’s elbow

Victor Moses in action against Arsenals Danny Welbeck

Victor Moses in action against Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck at Wembley

Willian was booked for diving during the first half - but appeared to trip over his own feet

Willian was booked for diving during the first half – but appeared to trip over his own feet

Firstly, Pedro was handed a straight red for raking his studs down the Achilles of Mohamed Elneny.

And then the impressive sub Sead Kolasinac headed the leveller following Grant Xhaka’s free-kick to take it to spot-kicks.

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Pedro was given his marching orders for this nasty tackle on Granit Xhaka

Pedro was given his marching orders for this nasty tackle on Granit Xhaka

The Spaniard was sent off with just ten minutes of the clash remaining

The Spaniard was sent off with just ten minutes of the clash remaining

Kolasinac then headed home the equaliser directly from the free-kick

Kolasinac then headed home the equaliser directly from the free-kick

Thibaut Courtois punches the ball clear the during the clash with Arsenal

Thibaut Courtois punches the ball clear the during the clash with Arsenal

He later took Chelseas second penalty in the shoot-out

He later took Chelsea’s second penalty in the shoot-out

But he will have felt like punching himself after he skied his effort

But he will have felt like punching himself after he skied his effort

Arsenal and Chelsea pay tribute to the Grenfell fire victims ahead of the Community Shield at Wembley

Olivier Giroud was the man who stepped up to convert the winning penalty

Olivier Giroud was the man who stepped up to convert the winning penalty

Arsene Wenger and his side have claimed the first piece of silverware this season

Arsene Wenger and his side have claimed the first piece of silverware this season

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: “It was not a friendly, it was a game of high intensity and we put ourselves in a difficult position just after half-time.

“Overall I believe we had a performance where we continued the end of last season. That’s what you want to focus on.

“It is a dream to make the fans happy. We try very hard and I would like them to stand by the team. We might go through some good periods and some not so good periods. We want to be united and together. Hopefully we can make them happy at the end of the season.”

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: “We’ve had a good pre-season and this performance was the first step of the season.

“I’m very happy we won. Next week is the Premier League and I hope we star well.”

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4182781/arsenal-1-chelsea-1-penalties-community-shield-report/

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