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Community Shield – Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea: The Ox

The final rehearsal of the preseason was a good one.

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1-0 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 24'

Only one goal was scored in today's Community Shield game between Arsenal and Chelsea, but it was certainly one worthy of winning a (pseudo-)trophy. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strike ended up being enough as a stalwart back line and a few saves from Petr Čech kept the Blues off the scoresheet.

Seriously though, The OC's goal was a real beauty. Here it is:

Čech's first game against his old squad was a success, and he had at least one save that saved a goal, against an Oscar free kick. Speaking of firsts, this was also Arsène Wenger's first win against a Jose Mourinho team, which is one of those annoying things you have to hear about every time Arsenal plays Chelsea (and probably still will, since this is really just a friendly). Real game or no, a win is a win, and a shiny piece of metal is nice to have.

The real thing starts next weekend. Bring on West Ham.