Arsenal defeat Manchester City 3-0 to win Community Shield
Arsenal humiliated the English Premier League champions, Manchester City after defeating them 3-0 to lift the FA Community Shield. Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazrola and Olivier Giroud scored for the Gunners, as they look ahead for the start of the EPL with full confidence after such an enthralling victory. This was Arsenal's first silverware this season.
It was a game, where
Arsenal players looked comfortable on the ball and their marquee
signing, Alexis Sanchez was a standout player. Though, the Chilean
did not score a goal, but was hugely impressive with the ball on his
feet, as he tormented Man City defenders with his skills. No wonder,
Arsenal fans call him to be the signing of the season.
Manchester City did not
field their best eleven as a number of players such as Aguero and
Negredo had been left out along with other players. Still, one cannot
take credit away from Arsenal, who were too missing out on the
services of Ozil, Walcott to name a few.
Manchester City were
lackluster in their performance, contrary to Arsenal's performance,
who were hungry for a win. Two first half goals from Arsenal had made
it pretty clear about their intent, while Giroud's splendid third
goal from long distance put the final nail in the coffin as well.
But, expect a better
performance from the City players, when the EPL kicks off from the
weekend and Arsenal's real test would also lie on how they fare in
the EPL. Their success would not be gauged from their win last night,
but their EPL and Champions League performances.