Yesterday FA cup winners Arsenal won the Community Shield with a comfortable 3-0 victory over rivals and Premier League Champions Manchester City.
Both teams had a number of stars missing from the game. Arsenal were missing their German trio (Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil) for the game, while city were missing Vincent Kompany, Aguero and Zabaleta all due to their World Cup rest periods (holiday after the World Cup).
Arsenal allowed City to play with the ball in midfield and choose to go for a more counter attacking game. Which paid off for the gunners after Santi Cazorla scored in the 21st minute as the result of some quick passing and movement. Ramsey, Cazorla and Wilshere struck a great partnership in midfield during the game, moving the ball between them very well.
The second goal came from Ramsey after he flicked the ball over the defenders foot and then scored with a well-timed finish. Olivier Giroud scored a stunner from 25 yards out after just four passes starting from the Arsenal keeper.
Despite the result, Jovetic came close to scoring several times drawing good saves from Szczęsny. Although City tried a number of counter attacks it seemed the deciding factor was who wanted it the most and Arsenal seemed to be the answer to that question.
Overall both teams showed potential for the upcoming season but City will know that much improvement is needed if they are to challenge for titles this season. The result also signalled Arsenal's first Community Shield win in a decade.