Published: Mon, August 07, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-1 on penalties to lift the Community Shield

Arsenal beat Chelsea 4-1 on penalties to lift the Community Shield

Arsenal has now won the Community Shield three times in the past four years, while the Blues have lost four consecutive appearances in the fixture.

All four of Arsenal's spot-kicks, on the other hand, were excellent, and they will hope to build some momentum at the start of the new season having picked up the first piece of silverware of the campaign.

Chelsea had Pedro dismissed for an untidy lunge on Mohamed Elneny 82 seconds before Kolasinac converted Granit Xhaka's cross, but Wenger felt an Arsenal leveller had always been on the cards, irrespective of any numerical advantage.

"Even though we were 1-0 down we didn't panic and kept control of our game and came back", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.

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Wang also urged the US and South Korea "to stop increasing tensions" and said that all sides should return to negotiations. The six parties being alluded to are the US, China, Japan, Russia , North Korea and South Korea.


After the Premier League and FA Cup winners were locked at 1-1 following an evenly contested 90 minutes, the Frenchman stroked home after Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois missed for Chelsea, in a shootout that trialled the new "ABBA system".

Just like in the FA Cup final, Chelsea was reduced to 10 men.

But Conte insisted Courtois was a worthy choice to take a penalty.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is relishing the challenge of rivals strengthening in a bid to dethrone his side.

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Arsenal are 2017 Community Shield champions!

Unlike in the FA Cup final when they took an early lead through Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal found themselves a goal down in the Community Shield before summer signing Kolasinac levelled eight minutes from time. We know very well Arsenal are a strong team.

Granit Xhaka floated in a great free-kick that was headed in by new signing and substitute Sead Kolasinac.

"It is a dream to make the fans happy, a difficult dream but we try hard". Let's go into the Premier League with the same discipline, the same spirit, and see where we can go. We are expecting a hard game and we want to start the season with a win.

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Veteran coach Benjamin Longiros was after Cheptegei's performance overcome with joy saying "I am too happy". After the qualifying round of the 5000m on Wednesday, the final will be on the championship's last day.


Up next for the League champions are Burnley at home in the Premier League opener, meanwhile Arsenal will open their account in the league against the 2015 heroes Leicester City.

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