Arsenal Clinch Community Shield After Penalty Thriller Against Man City
Arsenal secured a psychological boost in their pursuit of the Premier League title by defeating Manchester City on penalties to win the Community Shield.
The match remained largely uneventful until the 70th minute when Cole Palmer's stunning strike seemed to seal victory for City.
However, Leandro Trossard's deflected shot in the 101st minute equalized the score, taking the game to a penalty shootout.
In the spot-kicks, Kevin de Bruyne's attempt hit the crossbar for City, while Rodri's effort was saved, ultimately leading to Fabio Vieira's successful conversion and Arsenal's victory.
Gunners' manager Mikel Arteta was eager to get one over City after suffering defeats in both home and away matches last season.
Arsenal led the Premier League for a significant 248 days last season but missed out on the title as City claimed the treble, winning the league, Champions League, and FA Cup.
The team displayed resilience and determination, fighting to the end and being rewarded with Trossard's equalizing goal.
The victory in the Community Shield marks an important statement for Arsenal, boosting their confidence for the upcoming Premier League season.
The match was closely contested, and both teams demonstrated their capabilities, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.