Arsenal and Manchester City face each other in the 101st FA Community Shield game. Pep Guardiola’s men won the Premier League and the FA Cup in 2022-23. Mikel Arteta’s side, on the other hand, finished second in the league.
The FA Community Shield is an annual match between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners from last season. Man City won both competitions and Arsenal, who finished second in the league were chosen automatically as their opponents.
Pep’s men have lost the last two finals and are looking for their seventh Community Shield. Arsenal last won this match in 2020.
These two teams competed for the league title last season. Manchester City made a comeback to win the English top division. The Gunners have strengthened their squad and will challenge for the title once again.
Sunday, 6 August 2023, 03:00 PM (GMT); 08:30 P.M. (IST) at Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal (in all competitions): W-W-L-W-D
Manchester City (in all competitions): L-W-W-W-W
Players to Watch
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Bukayo Saka scored 15 goals and provided 12 assists last season. Saka has been one of the best players for Mikel Arteta. The 21-year-old has been one of the senior players at a young age. He missed the last game due to illness.
Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
With more than 50 goals in the last campaign, Erling Haaland will look to score more than his tally of 51 goals in 2022-23. The Norwegian played a crucial role in the treble-winning campaign.