Arsenal took the lead in the Community Shield against Chelsea with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain netting a sensational individual effort which flashed past Thibaut Courtois.
Our record against Jose Mourinho has been widely documented and it seems as though the players are intent on putting an end to that at Wembley today.
We seemed congested in our play throughout the first half and Oxlade-Chamberlain needed to stay wide if we were to get any joy against this Chelsea rearguard.
The 21-year-old did exactly for the goal and after receiving the ball, he attacked Cesar Azpilicuata before firing a left-footed effort into the top corner.
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Theo Walcott’s presence has positioned the Chelsea backline a few yards deeper and it has certainly benefited Oxlade-Chamberlain for the goal.
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Our defence is yet to be tested but that will surely change as the game goes on in what will be a major confidence booster if we’re to become victorious.
Check out the goal below.