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 new boy Sead Kolasinac headed home a late equaliser at Wembley
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
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 Cahill’s elbow
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
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
The Spaniard was sent off with just ten minutes of the clash remaining
Kolasinac then headed home the equaliser directly from the free-kick
Thibaut Courtois punches the ball clear the during the clash with Arsenal
He later took Chelsea’s second penalty in the shoot-out