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Arsenal life the Community Shield after seeing off Chelsea on penalties.

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Well with the presentation that brings an end to our live coverage for this afternoon. If this has swelled your excitement for the new season then there is more where that came from, with the Uefa Super Cup next up as Real Madrid face Manchester United on Tuesday.

Join us for that next week but until then, goodbye.

Arsenal lift the Community Shield and the needless ticker-tape cascades into the air. This is their 10th straight win at Wembley - the new home of Tottenham of course - which is impressive in itself.

The squad are passing the trophy between themselves and to be honest, they don't look too bothered. A big cheer from the Arsenal end when Arsene Wenger lifts the shield.

Olivier Giroud rejoices after winning the Community Shield for Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud
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Very easy to read too much into a result like this, particularly given that it comes on penalties. Arsenal will be given a short-term confidence boost by this but in reality there remains many questions still to answer for Arsene Wenger, not least the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Chelsea are hardly in bad shape but the fitness of their squad certainly leaves some concerns. Alvaro Morata only played 16 minutes and missed a penalty on his debut. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Eden Hazard are injured too.

Four-out-of-four for Arsenal and they win the Community Shield. Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata both missed for Chelsea, allowing Olivier Giroud to net the winner.

Arsene Wenger lands another win over Chelsea at Wembley while Antonio Conte's side suffer back-to-back losses to the north Londoners ahead of the start of their title defence.

GOAL! Arsenal 4-1 Chelsea (Olivier Giroud) - Arsenal win the Community Shield

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain)

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea - Alvaro Morata misses

Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea - Thibaut Courtois misses

GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea (Nacho Monreal)

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Theo Walcott)

GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (Gary Cahill)

Right here we go then. Remember we're using the ABBA system. Chelsea to go first....

Sead Kolasinac heads home his first Arsenal goal.

Sead Kolasinac
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For those not aware of the new regulations, after the first penalty teams will take two spot kicks on the bounce until there is a winner. The normal five-penalty rule remains.

Mercilessly, there will be no extra time so we're straight onto the new penalty shoot-out format.

Full time: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea almost snatch it when Alvaro Morata leaps highest but wide of the Arsenal goal. The Gunners almost win it themselves but Cahill blocks Walcott's effort. End-to-end stuff this Community Shield.

Reiss Nelson on for Arsenal as Danny Welbeck limps off. What can he do on his senior debut?

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Sead Kolasinac)

The Gunners take full advantage of their numerical advantage as Xhaka's free-kick picks out Kolasinac who blasts a header into the corner past Courtois. Game on with seven minutes left.

Red card: Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (Pedro)

Pedro leaves a foot in on Mohamed Elneny, catching his achillies, and Robert Madley takes his time before showing a straight red. A surprisingly decision that, despite it clearly being a foul.

First chance for Morata at the back post as Willian plays a delicious pass around the Arsenal defence but he loses his head and slashes the ball behind.

A second Chelsea debutant in the form of Antonio Rudiger, who has joined from Roma, on for the final 11 minutes.

Alvaro Morata on for the final 15 minutes at Wembley, replacing Michy Batshuayi. Courtois meanwhile produces a fine one-handed save to keep out Granit Xhaka's long-range effort.

Double change for Arsenal and there will be no debut goal for Alexandre Lacazette this afternoon. Olivier Giroud replaces him while Theo Walcott is on for Alex Iwobi, who also impressed.

Arsenal making all the running as we pass the hour mark. Courtois is forced to hack clear as Lacazette attempts to latch onto the ball. Very competitive fixture this, for a game which has been described as a friendly.

Courtois beats behind a miss-hit cross from Elneny, which curls in and he to be punched away for a corner.

The team who has scored first in the last four Community Shields has gone on to win, so the omens are good for Chelsea. Arsenal not rediscovered their slick passing from the first half.

Victor Moses celebrates putting Chelsea ahead.

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Batshuayi hooks the ball towards goal after Fabregas gets in behind Arsenal. The Gunners living very dangerously.

GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (Victor Moses)

Inside a minute of the second half Chelsea take the lead. The Nigerian stays in the box as Arsenal fail to clear a corner and Moses brings the ball down and smashes past Cech. He follows up the goal with a diving celebration, a reference to his red card for simulation in the FA Cup final in May.

Players back out and we're ready for the second. No changes at half time but remember both sides are allowed to make six each. Back underway at Wembley.

Half time: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

A new season curtain-raisers go, this isn't a bad one. Arsenal have gone closest through Alexandre Lacazette - though they have lost captain Per Mertesacker - while Chelsea have held firm and only threatened sporadically through Pedro. Both sides feeling each other out somewhat, leading to the first half stalemate.

Nice feet from Alex Iwobi as Arsenal continue to throw players forward. They play the ball out from the back very well before Iwobi turns inside but shoots right at Courtois.

Willian booked for diving as Chelsea appeal for a penalty. The Brazilian trips himself up but its a bit of a giveaway when you turn to the referee and appeal. Deserved caution.

Finally some offensive pressing from Chelsea and it is Pedro who unleashes a fine effort which is beaten out by Cech. Arsenal not yet recovered from losing their captain Mertesacker.

Kolasinac will move to the left and Monreal will slot into the back three. Arsenal awfully short of centre backs just days before the season starts.

Mertesacker, in his final season at Arsenal, will play no further part and it is the turn of Sead Kolasinac to make his debut for the Gunners.

Per Mertesacker in the wars at Wembley after a glancing elbow from Gary Cahill connects with his nose and there is a lot of blood flowing from the German. Slight delay here he gets cleared up.n

AGAINST THE POST! Lacazete almost nets on his debut by clatters the post, with Courtois beaten. Arsenal far sharper in this opening quarter.

Arsenal vs Chelsea
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Now a yellow for another Spaniard in Hector Bellerin, who could have been turned out for Barcelona had things been different.

Yellow card for Cesar Azpilicueta for hauling down Danny Welbeck. That won't be carried forward for the remainder of the season. Free-kick though for arsenal 35 yards from goal which is taken short by Chelsea deal with Monreal's cross from the left.

Alexandre Lacazette almost has his first Arsenal goal. Alex Iwobi - big season for him you feel - ghosts past David Luiz and the Frenchman waits for the pull-back but via a flick from Courtois it evades him. Now Welbeck's header is kept out by the Belgian. Good start from the FA Cup winners.

Football takes a back-seat this afternoon, for obvious reasons.

Arsenal vs Chelsea
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Scrappy start as you would expect by certainly a better one for Arsenal who have done much of the attacking in the opening exchanges. Chelsea happy to sit back and absorb the pressure.

Underway at Wembley. Competitive game or not, neither side will want to lose this game. Arsenal and Chelsea looking to secure the first trophy of the season.

Attention now turns to the Grenfell Tower tragedy last June, with individuals involved in the episode laying wreaths pitch-side alongside the FA chairman Greg Clarke. A minute's silence is now being held to remember those affected.

A rather poor cap it must be said. But Zola is at least shaking hands with both the players and each mascot, which is nice. You can't help but love the little magician. It is fair to say he is holding things up a little.

The teams are out at Wembley. A sun-decked afternoon at Wembley. The guests of honour, Bob Wilson and Gianfranco Zola are being presented to both teams.

The money raised from today's game will go to the charity which is supporting those affected by the Grenfell Fire. The Grenfell choir are currently performing at Wembley ahead of kick-off.

The silverware is in place at Wembley.

A watching brief for one of Chelsea's summer signings this afternoon. None of them have been named in their start eleven.

Arsenal confirm that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey miss out through injury despite Arsene Wenger having declared them fit in the week. Lauren Koscileny misses out due to being suspended for the opening two Premier League games of the season.

Both sets of fans head down Wembley ahead of kick-off.

Arsenal vs Chelsea
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There is certainly something depressing about the naming of just one new player in both teams this afternoon given the amount of activity we've seen in the transfer window. Have no doubt Conte in particular will want to give Alvaro Morata a run-out.

Arsenal and Chelsea have met twice before in this competition, with a victory apiece for the pair.

In 2005, Didier Drogba continued his fine relationship with major finals in England by scoring twice, with Cesc Fabregas - who plays for Chelsea today - replying for the Gunners.

But 10 years later Arsenal claimed the trophy as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's only goal beat a Chelsea side then managed by Jose Mourinho. How times have changed.

Worth mentioning that today marks the start of the new punishment system for simulation, which could see players banned for two games for diving if the incident is not seen by referees. The incident must lead to penalties or red cards to be eligible for retrospective action. Will it make a difference? Probably not.

Confirmation that Alexis Sanchez is at Wembley despite being left out of the squad. Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny also have watching briefs.

Will we see ABBA at Wembley this afternoon? No, there hasn't been a scheduling error or a hasty re-formation of one of the great pop bands of the 70s, but that is the term being coined for the new penalty system which will be implemented this season.

Instead of kicks being taken alternatively, the first penalty will be followed by two from the opposing team, and so-on - so no advantage is given to the team going forwards. The rule will be used in all EFL competitions this term and could yet be added in time for the World Cup finals next summer.

So here is a review of the team news with around 50 minutes to go until kick-off.

Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are left out of the Arsenal team which faces Chelsea. Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are also nowhere to be seen.

Alexandre Lacazette does make his competitive Arsenal debut in attack ahead of Olivier Giroud, who is on the bench. Fellow new signing Saed Kolasinac also has to wait for his bow having been named among the substitutes.

Alvaro Morata also has to wait for his debut in English football after been omitted from the start. Michy Batshuayi leads the attack, while Antonio Rudiger is also on the bench. Gary Cahill begins his spell as permanent Blues captain.

Here is a review of the team news from Wembley. One or two surprising names left out, perhaps an indication of Wenger and Conte's plans ahead of the new season.

And now Arsenal...

Chelsea team news has dropped.

The Blues have arrived at Wembley. Team news on the way.

Plenty of entertaining on offer before kick-off at Wembley. Scorching day in north west London.

Arsenal have arrived at Wembley, evidently.

Teams should be with us at the top of the hour but until then, how do we expected both sides to line-up in what is essentially still a pre-season game for both sides.

Arsenal do have Alexis Sanchez available but the likelihood is the Chilean will be rested having only returned to training this week. Shkodran Mustafi is expected to also miss out. Alexandre Lacazette should make his debut.

Chelsea could handed debuts to Antonio Rudiger and Alvaro Morata, but Eden Hazard is out after knee surgery. Tiemoue Bakayoko is not available until next month, while Diego Costa has been told he can leave.

Just 64 days on from the climax to the club season we're back for the 2017-18 campaign, and as ever we start with the Community Shield at Wembley, which pits last season's Premier League champions Chelsea against FA Cup winners Arsenal.

Both clubs have endured difficult summers ending the season with domestic silverware. Chelsea have suffered the loss of Nemanja Matic and John Terry, while Diego Costa is also on his way out. Eden Hazard is absent today, as is new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Arsenal might have not have suffered the same kind of losses as their London rivals but there are few guarantees over the make-up of their squad come the end of the transfer window. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have yet to sign new contracts and could yet leave. Arsene Wenger's men probably start the season in slight better shape than the champions, having added Alexandre Lacazette to their artillery.

All the team news and build-up ahead of the 2pm kick-off at Wembley on the way. No need to go anywhere as the season prepares to get underway.