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Why Arsenal will play against Manchester City in the Community Shield

Arsenal will play against Manchester City in the season opening Community Shield and this is the reason why this match will happen.

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Arsenal will now face Manchester City in the Community Shield ahead of the new Premier League season. This comes after Manchester City defeated Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final. The Community Shield is an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season’s Premier League and FA Cup. However since Manchester City won both of the two trophies, Manchester City will face the club that finished second which is Arsenal.

Arsenal were in a fierce title race with Manchester City in a bid to win the 2022/23 Premier League title. However, a defeat against Nottingham Forest in their 37th game week saw them lose the trophy to The Citizens. Arsenal ended the season with 84 points while Manchester City finished with 89 points. Manchester City are this year’s Premier League Champions, and Arsenal will have to settle for second place even though they had led the league table for 10 months this season.

The Community Shield match is usually played at Wembley Stadium, and it is seen as a curtain-raiser for the new football season. It is an opportunity for teams to test their players and tactics ahead of the new campaign. The match is also an opportunity for fans to see their favorite players in action before the start of the new season.

 

The match between Arsenal and Manchester City promises to be an exciting one as both teams have quality players who can turn things around at any moment. Arsenal has players like Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Martin Odegaard who can cause problems for any defense while Manchester City has Kevin De Bruyne, Haaland, and Mahrez who are all capable of scoring goals and creating chances for their teammates.

In conclusion, the Community Shield match between Arsenal and Manchester City is an opportunity for both teams to test their players and tactics ahead of the new season. It promises to be an exciting match, and fans can expect to see some quality football from both teams. Arsenal will be looking to win the trophy for the 17th time, while Manchester City will be looking to add another trophy to their collection.

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