Arsenal triumphed over Chelsea to win the community shield at Wembley in front of thousands of elated supporters. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain’s 24th minute stunning strike gave Wenger his first victory over rival, Jose Mourinho. A convincing Arsenal side went on to miss more clear chances on goal but held on to their 1goal lead to win the preseason trophy.
Defender Per Mertesacker felt the victory over their title rivals shows the quality of squad that is set to start the season at the Emirates Stadium. “It’s another win – we have had a decent pre-season so far,” said the German. “It is a little title for us that keeps our confidence high, so it’s great for us,” he said.