The FA Cup holders took on the Premier League champions in the season curtain-raiser, with the Gunners coming out on top at Wembley Stadium thanks to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsene Wenger finally beat rival manager Jose Mourinho at the 14th time of asking as Arsenal emerged with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners had gone over 500 minutes without netting against the Blues until Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring in the first half, shifting the ball onto his left foot and rifling a thunderous effort into the top corner.
Mourinho tried to rally his side in the second period, bringing on Radamel Falcao, but it was Eden Hazard who had the best chance to level the scores, latching onto Cesc Fabregas’ through-ball but blasted over from close range.
Petr Cech, facing his old club, was forced to palm away Oscar’s goal-bound free-kick as time ticked away, but Arsenal held on comfortably – and even had two one-on-one chances to extend their lead – to pick up their third trophy of pre-season.
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