Arsenal vs Manchester City [Community Shield Recap, August 10th]


The Gunners had to wait nine years for silverware, but won the second trophy on Sunday in just 85 days. Arsenal produced a sharp and confident performance against the Premier League champions, scoring three goals and keeping a clean sheet. Unfortunately we lost our bet with Bet365 on both teams to score and over 2.5 goals; but those who took our side bet on Ramsey to score earned a nice profit.

Both teams were missing crucial players, some still on holidays or short of fitness, but this wasn’t an excuse for City’s lackluster display. Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri, who was booed vigorously by the Arsenal’s faithful after telling them to finally move on from his transfer, was subbed at the interval after missing a sitter, were on the pitch but couldn’t do nothing against a determined Arsenal. The Gunners’ new singing Alexis Sanchez showed plenty of power and pace, but it were the familiar faces who turned up with the goals.


Santi Cazorla scored the first one midway through the first half, and Aaron Ramsey doubled Arsenal’s advantage just before halftime. City were outplayed comprehensively in the first 45 minutes, but started the second half more positively. Still, it was Wenger’s men who added another goal to their tally through Oliver Giroud. The Frenchman scored the best goal of the match with a sublime shot from outside the box. The game was settled with 30 minutes to go, as City didn’t have enough energy to overturn such a big deficit. It was the perfect rehearsal for both teams before the grueling Premier League season. Arsenal goes all guns blazing into the first matchday, while City still has to work on their fitness.

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