The League champions faced the FA Cup triumphant. Manchester City buoyed by their league success had to do battle against a rejuvenated Arsenal side, though recovering from the Emirates cup heartbreak against Monaco.
But it was the North London outfit that came out victorious in the end. Information Nigeria writer Femi orchestrates five excerpts from the encounter in Wembley.
1- Arsenal’s possession game is still intact– Right from the start of the contest, it was evident that the Gunners needed the victory more and strings of well baked passes complimented it. Arsenal dominated proceedings and after Giroud’s stunner, the confidence factor grew as the team joked around with the ball that ostensibly left the City fans frustrated.
2- Debuchy is capable of replacing Sagna– If the Gunners wanted like for like players, well their right back position is sorted. Debuchy was composed on the ball, his burgeoning runs and thirst for winning tackles was an effulgent watch for the faithful.
3- Aaron Ramsey is still a revelation– As if the winning goal in the FA Cup final was not enough for the man nicknamed ‘’Welsh Jesus’’, Aaron Ramsey again left his name on the score sheet in Wembley. it was a fantastic goal that gave the Gunners comfort before halftime
4- The Magic Spray is here!– The vanishing spray used in the World Cup is having its premier league debut on Saturday, and from the looks of it, would thrive proficiently in English Football
5-The English Premier League is back– The community shield is a curtain-raiser for a mouth-watering EPL season ahead. With the customary top four teams getting busy as ever, and the other challengers making their intents know, it promises to be a pulsating football season ahead.