• Arsenal win Community Shield on penalties as ABBA system is debuted in England.
  • Game finished 1-1 after 90 minutes after Sead Kolasinac cancels out Victor Moses goal.
  • Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata miss from the spot. Olivier Giroud nets the winner.
  • Pedro sent off for challenge on Mohamed Elneny.
  • Contract rebel Alexis Sanchez left out by FA Cup winners Arsenal at Wembley.
  • Alexandre Lacazette makes competitive Gunners debut after move from Lyon.
Arsene Wenger grilled over Alexis Sanchez's future at Arsenal Hayters

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.

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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.