Community Shield: Arsenal v Manchester City

Live text and radio commentary plus video highlights from Wembley as Arsenal defeat Manchester City in the Community Shield.

10 August 2014 Last updated at 11:59 GMT

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  1. 18:03: 

    That's a wrap for the day from us then. Arsenal have a new trophy in the cabinet, will Rory McIlroy follow suit?

    Follow the final day's action from the US PGA in the live golf text commentary. It's currently wet...


    Arsenal striker Theo Walcott: Another Wembley win !!!! Well done to manager & team mates on winning community shield today - good start to season #coyg

    Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Aaron  Ramsey

    Arsenal & Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: Perfect way to start our season #AFC

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kelvin Odanz: A 3-0 win against the reigning PL champions is a nice way to start the season. Congratulations Wenger. Chambers was awesome

    James Gallagher: Wenger can relax for the season now that Arsenal have got their trophy

    Jake Lennard: I thought Man City are supposed to have amazing depth? Arsenal were missing three World Cup winners!

  5. 17:55:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveManager reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on BBC Radio 5 live: "Some of the players are just started working so maybe that is one of the reasons for today."

    When asked if his side were ready for the start of the Premier League season: "Ready, no because this week we have only just started working with certain players. A lot of important players are out but it is the way we must start the Premier League season.

    "We must start that way because of the World Cup but we are not the only team to be affected. But I am confident we will start well on Sunday."

  6. 17:54: 
    FULL-TIME- Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Full time at Molineux, and Wolves are back in the Championship with a win. The Dean Saunders days are just a bad memory.

  7. 17:48: 
    Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Wolves sub Leon Clarke is in to seal it...a bad touch and a worse shot, screwed into the side-netting. Norwich live again...

  8. 17:42: 
    HIGHLIGHTS- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    The best highlights you'll see this side of Olivier Giroud's barnet - there are now full match highlights from Wembley available at the top of the page or on this link.

  9. 17:41: 
    Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Into the last eight minutes. Can Norwich save this one?

  10. 17:37: 
    Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Norwich look dangerous on the break now as they throw men forward, with big Michael Turner heading a corner wide.

    Wolves then counter, they have two on one but make a real hash of it, Nouha Dicko playing a terrible ball across and Bakary Sako seeing his shot saved.

  11. 17:32: 
    Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Wolves now turning the screw as they look for a second to put this one to bed. Into the last 15 minutes, new boy Rajiv van La Parra has fired in some dangerous crosses as Norwich bring on their new number nine, Kyle Lafferty...

  12. 17:28: 
    Manager reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, speaking to BT Sport: "During the first 45 minutes Arsenal scored two goals. We improved in the second half, we had chances to score but they had a chance and scored from it.

    "These things happen before the season starts. It was not the pace we played in pre-season but I will talk with the players and I am sure we will be ready to start the Premier League.

    "I think in the Premier League you have five or six teams who can win the league because all have a strong squad. We must demonstrate from the beginning why we won the title last year."

    On the possibility of signing FC Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, he added: "Some papers are maybe missing but we continue having interest in the player, he wants to come so we will see what happens in the week."


    Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil: Looking forward to see you next week, #CommunityShieldWinners2014 #happy #M1Ö #Arsenal #Gunners

    Manager reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "Two things were important today; to win a trophy, even though it is not a major one, and to play well and I am very happy because we played some very good football.

    "We had a good start and were convincing. We played with belief which I liked - last time we were here were 2-0 down after 20 minutes but today we were 2-0 up.

    "This showed that when the team is focussed we have a chance to win a league game. We want to go into each game with the same confidence and belief."


    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany: Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but what remains is the chance to do better another day.. Cannot wait for the Prem to start. #MCFC

    Wolves 1-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "Martin Olsson can't have any complaints about the sending off and it's a shame because Wes Hoolahan was just getting into the game. He's now been sacrificed.

    "When you go down to 10 you've got to keep it tight for as long as possible They've reshuffled and not been able to do it and rather than going defensive, they're going to have to push forward to try to get something out of the game."

  17. 17:23: 
    GOAL- Wolves 1-0 Norwich - Dave Edwards (64 mins)

    Deadlock broken at Molineux! It comes from the Norwich left-back berth recently vacated by Martin Olsson as Rajiv van La Parra whips in a belting cross and Dave Edwards heads home.

  18. 17:22: 
    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Martin Olsson may be in more trouble, he laid a hand on referee Simon Hooper as he was shown the red card and then volleyed a water bottle into the tunnel. Petulance.

  19. 17:20: 
    Manager reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, speaking to BT Sport: "Overall it was a united team performance. Aaron Ramsey's goal was good and it showed that the belief was there, but what I keep in mind is that it was a real team performance.

    "Calum Chambers did not play there by coincidence - I have seen the qualities he has shown today. He had never played alongside Nacho Monreal before and he was outstanding.

    "Alexis Sanchez is not completely ready physically but he was lively in the first half and it will be very interesting for the future. People who watch the Premier League should be excited because we have so many strong teams."

  20. 17:19: 
    RED CARD- Wolves 0-0 Norwich - Martin Olsson

    Norwich are down to 10 men as left-back Martin Olsson sees a second yellow card for a clumsy challenge right on the edge of the box. Bakary Sako whips in the free-kick but it's well claimed by John Ruddy.

  21. 17:16: 
    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Still goalless in Wolverhampton, but Norwich winger Nathan Redmond has gone close, a mazy run ending with a shot dragged into the side-netting.

    Just over half an hour to go in that one.

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    Tyler Walsh: For anyone who points out that this was a weakened City team, @Arsenal weren't at full strength either

    Dan Mayhook: Nothing defines "Banter" better than playing Monreal at CB and winning a trophy with a clean sheet against the champs.

    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "We have prepared well and it paid off as we came out 3-0 winners and they couldn't get near us for the first 25 minutes.

    "We didn't take anything lightly or for granted and we prepared for it properly. Last season we got off to a bad start against Aston Villa so we will have another good week of training and then be ready for next weekend.

    "I am feeling good, I have had a good pre season and hopefully I can have another good season."

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    Wale ibraheem: Even if Joe Hart were between the goal I don't think he could have done anything with those Arsenal goals.

    Gregory Mandapat: One trophy down for Arsenal, three more to go for the quadruple. Hope springs eternal this time of year.

  25. 17:11: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City
  26. 17:10: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Jack Wilshere

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I think the message we wanted to send out was we are ready, it is the biggest game of pre season and we passed the test. Just because we beat the champions doesn't mean we will be champions because it doesn't work like that but we are ready.

    "We have got a great team ethic here and I hope we can take that into the season.

    "It's a big season for me, last season was a bit stop start but I have had my first proper pre season and I am feeling good."

    Scottish football latest

    A late goal from Chris Erskine means it is Dundee United who are top of the Scottish Premiership with a 3-0 win away to Aberdeen.

    St Johnstone also put their midweek Europa League disappointment behind them with a 2-1 win over Ross County.

  28. 17:09: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    The champagne is out as the Arsenal players parade the shield around the pitch. Alexis Sanchez looks happy enough with his first silverware in England.

    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "The key thing is to get Wes Hoolahan on the ball as high up the pitch as possible. Norwich didn't do that and when they did the final ball wasn't great. If you get it to him high up the pitch he will create something for himself or for others.

    "They all seemed to give it away and the final ball was poor all-round."

    It's not a classic at Molineux.


    Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott: Great performance! Great Team! Great result! Get in #CommunityShield #afc #COYG

  31. 17:07: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, speaking to BT Sport: "The atmosphere in the camp is great. We really want to work hard for each other and the club is on the up. Everyone is excited, the arrival of Alexis Sanchez has made everyone excited. After the FA Cup win I really feel this club is on the up and I hope we can go on to be very successful in the coming years."

  32. 17:06: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Olivier Giroud

    Arsenal goalscorer Olivier Giroud, speaking to BT Sport: "I felt I could shoot, I was a bit lucky but I did what I really wanted to do and score.

    "We came back to pre-season a few weeks ago and I had a really good feeling about our understanding on the pitch, especially with the new players. I think we will be stronger this year. We are getting better and better and I think we will do very well."

  33. 17:04:  
    BBC Radio 5 livePlayer reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Calum Chambers

    Calum Chambers, who started at centre-back for Arsenal, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "It's a fantastic team, we have got a great spirit here and I think we're going to do really well this season. Everyone has been really great and really welcomed me here.

    "I am really enjoying playing centre-back, I feel very comfortable there and maybe it could be a position for me.

    "Today we showed what we can do so I hope this can continue for the season."

  34. 17:04: 
    KICK-OFF- Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Back under way at Molineux.

  35. 17:01: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Yaya Toure could not look less interested in his Community Shield runner's up medal. That will be in his loft with the birthday cake he got from City last year soon enough.

    But here come Arsenal. Mikel Arteta shaking hands with his people like a US Presidential candidate at a caucus.

    Arteta is handed the shield by Pat Rice and lifts it aloft. Cue tickertape!

    Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace manager on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "Arsenal fans will be absolutely delighted, it's the first trophy they have won this season while Manchester City fans will say it is just a pre season friendly."

  37. 17:00: 
    Player reaction- Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Aaron Ramsey

    Arsenal goalscorer Aaron Ramsey, speaking to BT Sport: "It has not been a bad place for me or Santi Cazorla, we want to play here every week! I have just become a lot more composed in front of goal, realising I have more time than I did in the past. I am making good contact and being composed.

    "Arsene Wenger has been massive for me. He has always believed in me, even through the bad periods, he has always played me and I am grateful to pay him back.

    "The boss has given me a role where he knows I will get forward into the box. I am feeling good in my position, I feel I am picking the right chances to get forward."

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "Arsenal started off on the front foot and were very bright. They totally deserved their 2-0 lead at the break. Manchester City looked a lot better in the second half once David Silva came on because he was getting in little pockets and had they scored then then we would have had a real game on our hands but then the third goal came and killed the game off."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  39. 16:57: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    One half of Wembley is already empty as the men in blue head back up north via Rugby, Crewe and Stockport. The Arsenal fans are enjoying their moment though. After nine years without a trophy win they all count.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "It was the way Manchester City started the game. They were better in the second half but in the first half Arsenal moved the ball beautifully and Alexis Sanchez, in his wide right position, looked dangerous for Arsenal.

    "It is a good way to take Arsene Wenger into a new season and he will be delighted. He looks five years younger after winning the FA Cup and going back to Wembley to win again today. It will be a nice photograph with those two trophies beneath his feet."

  41. 16:54: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Santi Cazorla and David Silva have a conference in the centre circle, it's all smiles there. Silva doesn't look too bothered to lose this one.

  42. 16:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    It's all over. Impressive stuff in the first half from Arsenal, who blew away a sleepy Manchester City.

    City were marginally better in the opening 15 minutes of the second half but Olivier Giroud's fine strike ended the contest. Much for Manuel Pellegrini to ponder.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "It was a great run by Scott Sinclair, Wojciech Szczesny was outside the box, he gets there first and I'm not sure Sinclair has done much wrong. Maybe his shoulder caught him, but there was not much he could do to get out of the way."

  44. 90 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Scott Sinclair in action for Manchester City

    Wojciech Szczesny has been watching Manuel Neuer at the World Cup - he comes flying out of his area and clears with a flying header, but he whacks his head against Scott Sinclair on his follow-through.

    Ouch. It won't matter today but the Pole looks shaken up.

    HALF-TIME- Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "Wolves get back so quickly and just leave Nouha Dicko up front on his own. I've been really impressed because as soon as Norwich push forward they have got to get through two banks of four plus one other.

    "Norwich are finding it really hard to break down and when they do have the chance their passing has been poor.

    "There are misplaced passes and they're putting themselves under pressure all the time. They're really not helping themselves. Not too many people will be smiling but Norwich are still in the game. Norwich haven't had a spell in any part of the game."

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    Ljaz: This better be the wake-up call for Man City. Looks like they've been enjoying the off season and World Cup too much

    Luke Baker: Is Caballero really worthy of replacing Hart? These decisions are what ruins the English game.

  47. 88 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Kieran Gibbs had an injury worry after clearing the ball down the line but he seems OK now. Tis but a twinge.

    Scott Sinclair wins a corner for Manchester City, and Dedryck Boyata heads it just wide.

    Two minutes to go.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "A great cheer for Aaron Ramsey and you an see what a crowd favourite he is. Arsenal fans absolutely love him.

    "Joel Campbell has impressed me in the pre-season games, and he was excellent in the World Cup for Costa Rica of course. He is full of running."

  49. 85 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Another switch for Manchester City as Scott Sinclair - who last played for City in April 2013 - replaces Jesus Navas. Aaron Ramsey is also off, Joel Campbell taking his spot.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "I think Arsene Wenger will be very pleased because despite resting a few players his side look ready for the start of the Premier League season. They look more ready than Manchester City at this stage but City are missing a lot of players."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
  51. 81 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Into the last 10 then. Both captains would shake hands on this on now if they could.

    How much can we learn from this? Probably not very much. But it's more silverware for Arsene Wenger.

    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "Bakary Sako is finding his feet, getting in little pockets and spreading the play for Wolves but for all that John Ruddy, probably the best goalkeeper in the division, hasn't had much to do.

    "Norwich need to hold the ball up better so the midfield can support because between the three of them it's not sticking and it's just coming back at the moment.

    "There haven't been any clear openings but the attacks have fizzled out and both goalkeepers have been quite comfortable really."

  53. 79 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Regardless of today's result, Fernando looks a tidy addition to the City team. I'm not looking forward to the day he starts alongside Fernandinho though...


    Former England, Manchester United and Everton midfielder Phil Neville: Put Aguero, Kompany, Zabaleta and Hart in this City team and they will look different!

  55. 76 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Micah Richards does get a run-out, replacing Aleksandar Kolarov. Richards also takes the armband for the last 15 minutes. Does his future lie away from the Etihad?

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    David Ljunggren: Pretty sneaky of Man City to lull Newcastle into a false sense of security before they thump us 4-0 next weekend as usual

    Sion Edmonds: Arsenal have got such strength in depth. A mixture of new, old, young and experienced players. This could be their season.

    Emily Draper: Pellegrini still hasn't learned anything about his set up; Arsenal have finally learned how to adapt.

    Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace manager on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "I thought Manchester City started much better than they did in the first half and they looked the dominant team but then the third goal came and killed the game. City needed a goal when they were on top but it didn't come."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  58. 74 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsenal start their Premier League campaign at 17:30 BST next Saturday, against Crystal Palace, while City play at Newcastle on Sunday.

    They will have to play a lot better than this...

  59. 71 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Fernando drags his shot low and wide from 20 yards, it takes a touch on the way and City have a corner. It comes to nothing, and the game has petered out now. Both teams know this is done and dusted.

    Olivier Giroud shoots at goal for Arsenal

    Giroud's strike has surely taken the contest beyond City.

    Olivier Giroud's strike loops over Willy Caballero
    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "Lewis Grabban hasn't been involved a lot in the game and Norwich have had some of the play but not a lot attacking-wise at the moment.

    "There are a couple of little niggles and hopefully that will liven the game up a bit. It's gone stale, both teams are keeping possession but not creating a lot."

  61. 70 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    We have reached that stage of the proceedings when every sub and his dog gets a run-out. Alan Green likes this period of play.

    Tomas Rosicky is on now, replacing Santi Cazorla who opened the scoring.

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    Nick Armfield: Gibbs, Monreal, Chambers and Debuchy. So basically Arsenal playing four wingbacks in defence. Got to love attacking mentality.

    Bryan Cooper: More chance of Celtic agreeing to a rematch with Legia Warsaw than Man City getting back into this.

    Stephen Shaw: AFC triple sub much better than MCFC double sub there. Who has the greater squad depth again?

  63. 67 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Good take! Wojciech Szczesny is out and brave to take the ball from in front of Bruno Zuculini, they are both injured in the collision but after some magic sponge action are OK to carry on.

    Another sub for Arsenal sees Mathieu Flamini replacing Jack Wilshere.

    Arsenal 3-0 Man City
    Man City
  65. 64 mins: 
    ACROBATIC EFFORT- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Into the last 25 minutes and we may have more goals yet. City don't look too interested in tracking back any midfield runners, with Stevan Jovetic hooking an overhead kick over the bar from 15 yards. Right off his shinpad...

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    "Olivier Giroud has got no right to score from there. Fantastic shot. It has got power and swerve on it. It is perfect for his confidence.

    "Just when you thought Manchester City were coming right back into this, they have been punished again.

    "It is certainly an emphatic message being sent out from Arsenal if it stays like this."

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "I will be very surprised if Manchester City can come back in to this game. I think they can score a goal or two but not three or four. I can also see Arsenal continuing to carve out chances."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  68. 63 mins: 
    Arsenal 3-0 Man City

    Arsene Wenger can't stop winning trophies. Two in three months after nine years without one...

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 3-0 Man City

    "We were looking at the Manchester City formation after those changes and it seems so were the players. Arsenal are getting a lot of joy in that hole between the two central midfielders and two central defenders, they picked it up there for the third time and scored again."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  70. 61 mins: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 3-0 Man City - Olivier Giroud

    What a goal! Olivier Giroud opens his account for the season with a most un-Giroud-like strike!

    The Frenchman takes aim from 25 yards, left footed, and arcs a dipping strike into the top corner, looping over the head of new City keeper Willy Caballero.

    Game over?

  71. 60 mins: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    City make a double switch as Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko come off. On come James Milner and new signing Bruno Zuculini - a 20-year-old Argentine midfielder.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    "It is a totally different Manchester City in this second half as they are really going for it. City boss Manuel Pellegrini has seen a reaction from his team."

  73. 59 mins: 
    Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Much better from Manchester City since the restart, with David Silva knitting the play together and Aleksandar Kolarov adding real menace down the left.

    More changes ahoy...

    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "Wolves have started very well. You can see they're full of confidence after last year, they're knocking it around and they look a very good side.

    "Teams that get promoted, the next year they tend to have that momentum and can push on again. They're playing 4-5-1 and they get back very quickly and get forward very quickly. Kenny Jackett has them very well drilled.

    "Nathan Redmond looks lively for Norwich. You can see why he's playing down the middle because he's got good pace and good feet."

    Scottish football latest

    St Johnstone show there is life without new Sheffield Wednesday signing Stevie May as Steven MacLean doubles the Perth men's lead away to Ross County, however the home side manage to reduce the deficit through Jake Jervis.

    Dundee United continue to lead 2-0 at Aberdeen despite increased pressure from the home side.

    Follow the Scottish action here.

  76. 55 mins: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Good save Wojciech Szczesny! Aleksandar Kolarov causes the problem with a surging run down the left - the ball in fact went out of play - before picking out Stevan Jovetic.

    The striker absolutely middles his shot from 15 yards, a swerving, powerful effort, but Szczesny dives to his right to push it clear.

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    James Lindsay: Arsenal brilliant so far but it is evident that they badly need a top striker. Giroud and Sanogo won't win them the league.

    Graeme Jake Scott: So Pellegrini has shown in 45mins, he has learned nothing from the last 12 months about his set up!!

  78. 52 mins: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Close! Jesus Navas is away from Kieran Gibbs, he stands up a cross to the back stick and Stevan Jovetic heads down and against the post.

    Stevan Jovetic

    Jovetic lashes the rebound over the top but this is much more like it from the Premier League champions.

    Simon Mignolet

    Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet who played in their 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund: After today's great result I will also #SHAREaPEAR to support all the fruit farmers back home! #roots #Haspengouw

  80. 50 mins: 
    YELLOW CARD- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    David Silva has been on the pitch for five minutes and he's already City's best player. One lovely ball through almost finds Jesus Navas, before another one round the corner sends Yaya Toure away. Great touch.

    Fernando is booked

    Fernando then marks his City bow with a booking after he pulls down Jack Wilshere.

  81. 49 mins: 
    Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Yaya Toure is caught by a late tackle from Olivier Giroud and looks in trouble - but is able to limp away. The big man has been a long way from his best today.

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    Tom Pugh: This game is crying out for the introduction of the little wizard on the City bench - Scott Sinclair now's your time to shine

    Craig Harrison: Arsenal are winning. Cue the Arsenal fans proclaiming them champions of the world and genuine title contenders. Again...

    Segun Agbaje: Cannot believe Boyata gets paid to play football. Absolute waste of space.

    Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Former Norwich striker Jamie Cureton on BBC Radio Norfolk: "As the home side, first game of the season, you expect Wolves to come straight out of the blocks and it's a case of Norwich settling down and working their way into the game.

    "It looks like a diamond in midfield for Norwich and Wes Hoolahan will pick pockets up between midfield and the forwards."

  84. 46 mins: 
    Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Nacho Monreal is playing at centre-half for Arsenal now, there's arguably only one first-choice centre-back on the pitch in fact.

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James: Dear Charlie, the Community Shield really isn't a good barometer for the season. Regards, a United fan who learned the hard way.

    Shanmugaraja CK: I know this game can't be a benchmark. But Gunners can inflict massive dent in City's confidence by winning BIG today.

    William Searle: Neither side very coherent, Arsenal just want it more. Can't wait for the opening day chaos on Match of the Day next weekend.

  86. 45 mins: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Arsenal get us back under way...

  87. 16:02: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Multiple sub o'clock at Wembley.

    Arsenal switch Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nacho Monreal for Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez and Laurent Koscielny, while City throw on David Silva for Samir Nasri.

    Calum Chambers will have a new partner in the centre of defence then - I'm not sure who yet...

  88. 16:00: 
    KICK-OFF- Wolves 0-0 Norwich

    Game on at Molineux, where Norwich are sporting an unusual burgundy and navy away kit...

  89. 15:59: 
    GOAL, GOAL, GOAL- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    You can now watch Aaron Ramsey's second goal of the day at the top of the page. As crisp a strike as you could wish to see.

  90. 15:55: 
    Options?- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Should Manuel Pellegrini wish to make some changes at the break, he has James Milner, Scott Sinclair (remember him?) and David Silva on the bench.

    He has to do something if City are going to find a way back into the game.


    Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba: Ramsey picked up where he left off last season #CommunityShield

    Scottish football latest

    Dundee United take control at Pittodrie with two first-half goals against Aberdeen. Ryan Dow and Gary Mackay-Steven with the goals.

    Michael O'Halloran also has the Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone ahead away to Ross County.

    Follow the Scottish action here.

  93. 15:50: 
    Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Aaron Ramsey, goal machine. With him and Gareth Bale you'd fancy Wales to have a right good go at qualifying for the Euros.

    Arsenal 2-0 Man City
    Aaron Ramsey
    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    "I wonder if the Manchester City manager will break from this system of having two strikers at half-time because Arsenal love the space they are being given."

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 2-0 Man City

    "So far you can only see one winner but we all know that can change in a minute. If City were to come out better in the second half and score an early goal anything could happen."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

    The kings of wishful thinking...

    You have to admire this from Legia Warsaw.

    The Poles have issued an open letter to Celtic requesting a one-off match to decide which side should progress to the Champions League play-off round.

    The Polish side beat the Scottish champions 6-1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round.

    However, Legia were then punished by Uefa for fielding an ineligible player in the second leg, Bartosz Bereszynski.

    Celtic have been drawn to face Maribor in the play-off but now Legia want another chance to reach that stage.

    Good luck with that one...

    Wolves v Norwich (16:00 BST)

    There is one game in the Championship today as last season's League One title winners Wolves host Norwich, back in the second tier of English football following their relegation from the Premier League.

    Determined to ensure their stay in the Championship is a short one, Norwich invested in a proven goalscorer at this level in the summer, with Lewis Grabban arriving from Bournemouth. The striker scored 22 goals last season and is given his competitive debut today.

    Wolves, meanwhile, give Rajiv van La Parra his competitive debut, but defender Sam Ricketts, named in the League One team of the year last season, is only on the bench.

    Kick off at Molineux is at 16:00 BST.

    Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace manager on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 2-0 Man City

    "Arsenal deserve the lead. When Manchester City have had good possession they look like they could score but they are just not having enough possession. Arsenal have an extra man in midfield and City need to match them up if they are to get back in the game."

    HALF-TIME- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    Arsenal cooking on gas, City lacking any spark at all.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    "A brilliant goal from Aaron Ramsey. Yaya Sanogo did really well to hold the ball up and look at the distance Ramsey covers to get to the ball and he really punished Manchester City with an excellent finish.

    "There will be a reaction as Manchester City are proud champions."

  102. 44 mins: 
    Arsenal 2-0 Man City

    I warned earlier about drawing any form of conclusions from the Community Shield but Dedryck Boyata does not look anything like a top-class centre half.

    He is being pulled all over the place, and is caught out again as Alexis Sanchez beats the offside trap to gallop clear, but Willy Caballero is quick to come out and stop him with a fine challenge.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 2-0 Man City

    "It was a very good goal by Arsenal's standpoint but a very poor goal from a City standpoint. Twice Arsenal players had four City players around them but they could not stop them adding a second."

    Arsenal celebrate Aaron Ramsey's goal

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  104. 42 mins: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 2-0 Man City - Aaron Ramsey

    There he is, Aaron Ramsey at it again! Yaya Sanogo fends off Dedryck Boyata and lays it inside for the fast-arriving Welshman, who takes a touch before slamming into the back of the net. Willy Caballero has had no chance with either Arsenal goal.

    Aaron Ramsey scores for Arsenal

    Vincent Kompany's absence in the City side remains a big, big problem for the Champions.

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    James Ballantyne: Only football league club in all four divisions to have a completely English squad.... Hartlepool united.

    Stephen Gilmore: There's a distinct lack of fluidity about #mcfc. They need to search around to find each other in a way Arsenal don't.

  106. 40 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Aaron Ramsey has been in fine touch so far, carrying on his form from last season, and he almost bursts through.

    But then City break, Edin Dzeko leaving Calum Chambers for dead down the outside, Dzeko picks out Stevan Jovetic on the stretch in the middle but his effort is shut out. Best moment yet for the men in blue.

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    Jay Wanyee: looking ready to start the season with a bang.. Now that's the Arsenal we know.. An #attacking team

    Matt Mowbray: Really positive for Arsenal .They are dominating and fully deserve to be 1-0 up. Surely title contenders if they play like this!

  108. 38 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Aleksandar Kolarov - wearing number 11 this season by the way - bursts on down the left and almost picks out a man in the middle. There is then a huge cheer for the first glimpse of vanishing spray on an English pitch.

    Vanishing spray at the Community Shield

    Give an Englishman a can of shaving foam and they can't believe their luck.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 1-0 Man City

    "Calum Chambers looks very calm and composed. Saying that Manchester City haven't really thrown anything at him yet but he certainly doesn't look out of place."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  110. 15:35: 
    GOAL, GOAL, GOAL- Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    You can now watch Santi Cazorla's opening goal at the top of the page. Check out Dedryck Boyata's positional sense.

  111. 35 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Nice stuff from Calum Chambers as he nips the ball back to his goalkeeper with an ice-cool touch under pressure. Very smartly done, in a very impressive opening 35 minutes for Arsenal.

  112. 33 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Marginally better from Manchester City, with new boy Fernando hoovering up play in the middle, but when it comes to Gael Clichy on the right he shanks the cross out of play.

    Is Micah Richards not a better option out there?

    Scottish football latest

    It has finished 2-1 to Hearts with that incredible finale at Ibrox. Goals from Danny Wilson and Osman Sow sending Hearts' 1700 travelling support wild.

    Still 0-0 in the other two Premiership games underway - Aberdeen v Dundee United and Ross County v St Johnstone.

    Follow the Scottish action here.

  114. 29 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Decisions, decisions. Arsenal have a four-on-three breakaway but Alexis Sanchez opts for the wrong pass and it is cleared out. Santi Cazorla hits the loose ball first time and it deflects away for a corner, which Yaya Sanogo heads at Willy Caballero.

    SAnti Cazorla
    Scottish football latest

    Two goals in a minute at Ibrox.

    Rangers thought they had snatched a point when Nicky Law pounced on Kenny Miller's knockdown to slam in a 91st-minute equaliser.

    However, a minute later Osman Sow drives through the Rangers defence and hammers Hearts back in front. Even then the drama is not finished. Kenny Miller passes up a chance yards from goal and should have made it 2-2.

    Follow the Scottish action here.

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    Charlie Ridgewell: Cannot believe how fast and aggressive Arsenal are playing and this looks like we won't be getting thrashed away from home again

    Don't draw conclusions from the Community Shield Charlie...

  118. 25 mins: 
    CLOSE!- Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    No go for Sanogo - but that's better from the big man. Lovely stuff again from Arsenal, as they pick a way through down the left this time, Santi Cazorla finding Yaya Sanogo through the middle but his early speculator skids wide of the far corner.

    Yaya Sanogo goes close for Arsenal

    Arsenal in a different gear. City in a false neutral.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 1-0 Man City

    "It all stemmed from that little pocket in front of the back four. It was a very good shimmy and a very good finish. Yaya Sanogo was definitely in an offside position but he was not interfering.

    "It is what Arsenal thoroughly deserve after he start they have had. Manchester City have had a very good chance but it is Arsenal who have come out ready to play football."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

    Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring at Wembley
    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    "Manchester City are really in trouble in that midfield. It is a brave move by manager Manuel Pellegrini to play two up top but they are being outnumbered in midfield.

    "There was some intricate passing from Arsenal just outside the edge of the area before Santi Cazorla's goal for them. There is something about Wembley which really hurts you when you don't have the ball."

  121. 23 mins: 
    Arsenal 1-0 Man City

    Can Manchester City respond? Samir Nasri - jeered with every touch by his former adoring public - wins a corner.

  122. 21 mins: 
    GOAL- Arsenal 1-0 Man City - Santi Cazorla

    Arsenal have been well on top all game and they deservedly take the lead. Dedryck Boyata is sucked out of position as he comes to the ball, he fouls Jack Wilshere but play is waved on and Santi Cazorla takes it on his left foot before finding the bottom corner with a left-foot strike.

    Santi Cazorla shoots at goal

    He scored a cracker in the FA Cup final and he now has another Wembley goal for his scrapbook.

  123. 20 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Interesting. Calum Chambers steps out of defence like a young Alan Hansen, marching upfield and joining in the play up top, in fact he's in the six-yard box waiting for a cross but Mathieu Debuchy has strayed offside. Debuchy playing very high up the pitch so far, Theo Walcott style.

  124. 19 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Slick stuff from the Gunners, as they pick their way through the City defence neatly, Kieran Gibbs getting the shot away from the angle but it's charged down. Another move ends when Yaya Sanogo loses control.

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    Bob Bale: If English players were good enough then more would be in the starting XIs of the top teams in the Premier League.

    Blue Bennett: Why is it such a big deal, Cardiff had no Welsh players in their team on Friday night.

    Daniel Adshead: Want to see English players? Watch your local town/pub team. In the Prem, I want to be entertained! #Englisharenotgoodenough

  126. 17 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Kieran Gibbs collides with former team-mate Gael Clichy, the City defender flattened by a high challenge. But he's OK after a quick gathering of his thoughts and is back with the play.

    On the sidelines Arsene Wenger's early chirpiness seems to be ebbing away. Is Yaya Sanogo really up to leading the line in this side? I'm not so sure.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 0-0 Man City
    The ball strikes Mathieu Debuchy

    "The shot from Manchester City's Samir Nasri hits Mathieu Debuchy from such close range that the referee is probably right not to give a penalty. It might have even hit Debuchy on the chest and it was good defending from him."

  128. 14 mins: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Manchester City's first attack causes real danger. Smart play down the right ends with Samir Nasri hammering in a drive, it hits Mathieu Debuchy on the top of the arm and referee Michael Oliver waves away the half-hearted penalty appeals.

    That would have been harsh - and Aleksandar Kolarov then puts in a low cross from the other side. City picking up the pace.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal 0-0 Man City

    "This has been all Arsenal, at times there have been eight players in the attacking third. It looks like Manchester City are just going to sit back and counter attack but Arsenal look much brighter, much more attacking and much fitter."

    You can listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live

  130. 12 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Frank Lampard, suited and booted, is sitting next to Sergio Aguero high in the Wembley seats. It will be odd seeing him play in the sky blue of City this season.

    Frank Lampard (right) watches City take on Arsenal

    City now getting hold of the ball after Arsenal's lightning start.

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownANALYSIS- Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    "It is a big season for Jack Wilshere. He's had a good pre-season behind him and Arsenal will be expecting the midfielder to kick on.

    "Arsenal are producing some mesmerising passing, especially down the right. They are really moving the ball well here. Aaron Ramsey has a terrific work-rate and he is like the glue in this team."

    Scottish football latest

    Still 1-0 to Hearts at Ibrox, though Robbie Neilson's men have suffered a blow with goalkeeper Neil Alexander stretchered off after colliding with his own team-mate.

    The two Scottish Premiership games are away, with a near full house at Pittodrie for the so-called New Firm derby between Aberdeen and Dundee United, and Ross County hosting the Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone.

    Follow all the Scottish action here.

  133. 9 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City
    Manchester City keeper Joe Hart

    Joe Hart is able to eat a snack as he watches from the bench but he would probably prefer a different vantage point this afternoon. He may be number one when it comes to hair endorsements in the City team, but the bald Willy Caballero is number one on the pitch right now.

  134. 8 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Arsenal's new right-back Mathieu Debuchy gets forwards on the overlap and delivers a cracking ball, crying out for a striker to attack, but big Yaya Sanogo is flimsy and can't get there ahead of Gael Clichy, who is playing on the right of the City defence.

    The champions look ragged early on. Arsenal popping the ball around in style.

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    Number6ix: Great advert for English football today in the community shield... No English players in Moneychester City line up.

    Dan Odlin: Champions of England have no Englishman in their starting XI. And we wonder why the national team struggles.

    Louis Theodossiou: No player singing the national anthem. What does that tell you about how many English players are playing today?

    Martin Keown, BBC Sport analystANALYSIS- Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    "For me, the game is part of pre-season but a trophy you are desperate to win. Early on you can see Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is going to be a bit deeper with Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in front of him.

    "Alexis Sanchez isn't going to play up front but on the wing. Yaya Sanogo deserves his chance to spearhead the attack after the pre-season he has had."

  137. 4 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Arsenal seeing all of the early ball. Aaron Ramsey this time provides the legs from midfield, getting beyond the striker to cause mayhem down the left. Twice he gets past slack tackles from Dedryck Boyata but he can't quite link up with a team-mate in red and white.

    The new Arsenal shirt has a lot more white than usual. It also looks remarkably fitted. Steer clear unless you have the honed physique of an athlete...

  138. 2 mins: 
    Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    Jack Wilshere motors into space on the fringe of the City penalty area but Jesus Navas recovers well to track him and make a challenge.

    FYI, Alexis Sanchez has started on the right-hand-side of the Arsenal team.

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    Prasanna Deshpande: I'm not good at predictions but I would say the match will be level at full time...On to Penalty Kicks, COYG #AFCvMCFC

    Hashirama: Finally the start of the English season is upon us! Have been craving competitive football since the WC ended

    Sanj: Here we go. Should be a great game, liking the look of both teams going forward #CommunityShield

  140. 1 min: 
    KICK-OFF- Arsenal 0-0 Man City

    The sun is out bang on cue and we are under way...

    Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero: Wembley !! Vamos City, Come on City

  142. 14:55: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    'God Save Our Queen' rings out around Wembley, a lovely rendition from Lucy Kay. Arsene Wenger looks in unusually high spirits this afternoon.

  143. 14:54: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    The World Cup style 'samba' handshakes have reached Wembley. Side-on is here to stay.


    Opta Joe: 1 - Arsenal have won only once in their last 8 meetings with Manchester City in all competitions, losing 4 and drawing 3. Challenge.

  145. 14:52: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    The teams come out at Wembley

    The teams are out flanked by members of the armed forces carrying the Community Shield, Premier League trophy and FA Cup. Wembley is pretty empty...

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    On Joe Hart starting the game on the bench: "For me normally the goalkeeper who plays the last friendly is the one who starts the season so I am surprised Willy Caballero will play today. I don't know if he will play the first game of the season, I would be very surprised if he does.

    "I thought Manuel Pellegrini managed Joe Hart very well last season, he went through a dip but when he came back he was in exceptional form and I really thought England were getting an in-form Joe Hart but maybe there are more doubts from Pellegrini.

    "If Joe Hart does start the season on the bench then it will be interesting to see how Pellegrini man manages the situation. Only one goalkeeper can play and the other one does not get any game time and they will become frustrated but I think someone as experienced as Manuel Pellegrini will know how to manage the situation."

  147. 14:49: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Here come the players, lining up in the tunnel to the strains of Embrace. The first sighting of Premier League sides for the 2014-15 season. New kits, snazzy tracksuits, new signings...

  148. 14:46: 
    Scottish football latest

    Hearts have taken the lead at Ibrox against Rangers. Billy King's corner meets the head of ex-Rangers man Danny Wilson who squeezes between Lee McCulloch and Lee Wallace to bullet the ball into the net.

    Follow the Scottish action in the Scottish live page.

    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on BT Sport: "We had a decent season last year and finished on a high but the confidence has to be seen on the pitch.

    "We want our fans to believe we can do something this year, and we believe we can. But all the big clubs have the same belief. At the moment it is a possibility that someone comes in to replace Thomas Vermaelen. I can't tell you who!

    "The new boys have settled in well. It is a good opportunity for them today."

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matthew Penistone: Arsenal's defence looks shaky? City have 2 left-backs and two non-favoured youngsters in theirs. Chambers may surprise.

    Onoriode Okpoko: Arsenal will nick this one on penalties - but only if the midfield holds.

  151. 14:41: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Andrew, I think the days of worrying about the number of English players in the Premier League are over. I think we've lost that argument...

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Tom Fitzgerald: Why Arsene Wenger continues to choose Sanogo over Giroud is beyond me. Sanogo wouldn't make it with the Chelsea strikers

    Anthony Vaz: Arsene not holding back today. Excited to see Alexis Sanchez in action

    Andrew King: Great curtain raiser to the English season, with 3/22 being English. Awful.

    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini on BT Sport: "Of course we had a very successful season last year, that is never easy. We won two titles and we are very happy but now we start again and try to be the best team.

    "We have a very strong squad. The players who have arrived this year will give us a better defence but we will continue to be an offensive team. The goalkeeper is not a special position. I try to have two players for each position and Willy Caballero is the same as anyone else."

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    Joshua Frost: Arsenal defence looks very dodgy, looking forward to seeing Sanchez but think City will cut through that backline

    Jawad Kayani: Arsenal side is looking much superior than Man City so I think Gunners will lift the Community Shield Trophy with Alexis debut goal.

  155. 14:30: 
    Reds on a roll

    Dejan Lovren scored in his first Liverpool appearance as the Reds had an emphatic 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in their final pre-season friendly this afternoon.

    Lovren steamed in a header, Daniel Sturridge bagged the opener with a toe poke and there were goals for Phillippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson too.

  156. 14:28: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Yaya Sanogo

    He's certainly due one. Is this the day Yaya Sanogo breaks his duck?

  157. 14:27: 
    Where's the defence?- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Thomas vermaelen

    Things we have learned this summer: Thomas Vermaelen has got a very good agent.

    The Belgian defender was kept out of the Gunners team for most of last season by the form of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker but has now completed a £15m move to Barcelona.

    His absence does leave the Gunners light a the back though. New boy Calum Chambers appears to be the only real cover. Will Arsene do more business?

    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Arsenal: Inside the @Arsenal dressing room ahead of #AFCvMCFC

    BBC Sport pundit Martin KeownArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    "I am going for an Arsenal win, I don't see any reason why not. Arsenal need to win today so they can be up there and show they can do something this season and snatch the title away from the other teams."

  160. 14:21: 
    Scottish football latest

    Still goalless at Ibrox as the half-time whistle goes, but Hearts finish the first half the stronger of the two and Alim Ozturk and Sam Nicholson could have snatched the opening goal for the Jambos.

    However, the story of the first 45 minutes will be the chances Rangers passed up, especially David Templeton's header over the bar when he had the goal gaping.

    Follow the Scottish action in the Scottish live page.

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Reilly: Fancy Arsenal today after looking at those line-ups. City holding their cards close to their chest before the season starts!

    Josh Jackman: Huge game for #AFC today. This is a great opportunity to set out a marker for the season, particularly against the big clubs.

    Andrew Harvey: Both defences are relatively new entities and the forwards are all on form, expect goals, 3-2

    Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace manager on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    "Arsenal had a good team last year and they have improved with Alexis Sanchez. It's a great opening to what is the greatest league in the world. Two great clubs in action, there is a lot of pride at place and some great players out on the pitch."

    TP has had his pre-season press pack through...

  163. 14:13: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    I'm not so sure that Calum Chambers has played at centre-back before but Arsene Wenger was keen to point out his versatility when he was signed. With Mathieu Debuchy also signed to play on the right, Chambers may see plenty of action in the middle.

  164. 14:13:  
    Martin Keown, BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    On Calum Chambers starting in the Community Shield: "We shouldn't be quite so surprised, he has played in pre-season and once in a while you get a player who comes in and fits in immediately. Everything he does, he does with a bit of class, there is no fear in his game

    "It's a great opportunity for him. The one question mark would have been how many games will he play but this is a great chance for him to play."

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Omar El-Sharawy: What a debut for any of the new signings on either team. First game for their new club and already a trophy under their belts.#bbcfootball

    Rick Hase: Will MCFC reserves have enough to beat AFC today, hope so.....

  166. 14:09: 
    Watch the action online- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    As well as following all the action right here you will be able to watch all the highlights from Wembley too.

    We will have all the goals as they go in, as well as highlights throughout the game, right here at the top of the page.

    There will also be three-minutes of highlights on the full-time whistle before the full highlights show on BBC One later tonight.

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Barry Johnson: That's a good City side today, but look at all the ones missing. That's why City will win the title again this year

    Martin Griffin: Not one English player in the City line-up. It's a disgrace!

  168. 14:04: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City make eight changes from the side which started the last Premier League game of the season against West Ham. Gael Clichy may be filling in at right-back, with Dedryck Boyata in from the cold at centre-back.

    Boyata made six appearances last season but hasn't played since January.

  169. 14:03: 
    Scottish football latest

    It has been an entertaining opening at Ibrox, however if Hearts are going to offer a challenge to Rangers in the Scottish Championship this season they will need to cut out the comedy mistakes at the back.

    Kenny Miller (twice), Kris Boyd and David Templeton have all been handed opportunities on a plate but none of them have managed to find the back of the net.

    Follow the latest in the Scottish page.

  170. 14:02: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Arsenal make six changes from the side which started the FA Cup final win over Hull back in May, with new boy Calum Chambers set to play at centre-half and Alexis Sanchez hovering somewhere behind Yaya Sanogo.

    Alvaro Negredo

    Manchester City's injured striker Alvaro Negredo: The FA community shield! C'mon City @fernandinhooficial #final #amigos #friend #winningisthemission

  172. 13:59: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez all make their Arsenal debuts, while Yaya Sanogo starts up front.

    Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo

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    Michael West: Norwich are a prime example of sacking your manager after one game working. 7-1 1st day loss, Lambert brought in, back to back promotions

    kayjaybee2468: Mark Hughes from QPR two years ago. Spent big, talked big, lost to Swansea at home 5-0 first fixture, blamed everyone else...

    John McEnerney: Robbins was a dead man walking even if they'd lost 1-0, 2 years would be ideal for a manager but nowadays it's seems week to week!

  174. 13:56: 
    Team News- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Goalkeeper Willy Caballero and midfielder Fernando both make their debuts for Manchester City.

    City: Caballero, Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Toure (C), Nasri, Jovetic, Dzeko

  175. 13:55: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    How many debutants will we have today then? We should have team news in the next few minutes.

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 live

    On Fraser Forster's move from Celtic to Southampton: "I think he is an excellent goalkeeper, he has had an excellent time at Celtic and I think the move is a good one for all parties. It is a very big fee to turn down if you're Celtic and a good move for Southampton.

    "They will have competition for places at Southampton and it will be a good move for Fraser's England career because he will be in front of all the England staff so I think it will be a good move for him."

  177. 13:51: 
    Vanishing Spray...- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Vanishing spray

    Everyone's favourite spray is back.

    Vanishing spray will be used in English football for the first time in the Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester City, ahead of its roll-out in the Premier League.

    Referees use the spray to indicate the position of free-kicks and the distance the defensive wall must retreat.

    It was a success at the World Cup and is to be used in the Champions League.

    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski

    Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski: Good luck for the game at Wembley today! Looking forward to joining the lads tomorrow, hungry for scoring for the GUNNERS again. #AFCMCFC #matchday #wembley #Poldi #aha #redarmy #coyg #start #power

    Brad Friedel, Tottenham and former USA goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    "Frank Lampard can't play today but he will have a massive impact in the MLS when he goes to New York, just as David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, Kaka, David Villa will.

    "The MLS is growing year by year, the quality is growing year on year and it's a great time to be an American. When I was growing up we didn't even have a professional football league."

    BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    City midfielder Samir Nasri scored the winner in that Community Shield win two seasons ago, and talking on 5 live's Sportsweek this morning the French playmaker listed who he sees as the club's main rivals.

    He said: "I think this season will be six teams [going for the title]. You're going to have the two Manchesters, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. But I think for me, Chelsea will be the biggest rivals [to us] with United, because they don't play any European competitions.

    "They're going to be fresh a little bit like Liverpool were last year. Arsenal will be there like every season they're there, but Chelsea with the signings of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Luis Felipe they will be really dangerous."

  181. 13:37: 
    Shield form- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Carlos Tevez

    City have won the Community Shield or Charity Shield on four occasions, but never at Wembley.

    They won this fixture in 2012, beating Chelsea 3-2 in a game staged at Villa Park. Remember that one? It was bang in the middle of the Olympics as I recall...

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    Peter Enieme Etebe: I just hope Arsenal can use this match to make a statement, especially in the wake of their humiliating defeats last season

    Faith Agbemakor: Pray for Arsenal to start the season with the Community Shield. It will be a morale boost to deliver the Premier League title.

  183. 13:32: 
    Shield form- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Ray Parlour

    The Gunners last contested a Community Shield at Wembley in 1999, beating Manchester United 2-1, with goals from Kanu and the Romford Pele himself, Ray Parlour.

    The last time they took part was in 2005, when they lost 2-1 to Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Their most recent win in this fixture was against Manchester United in 2004.

    Wolves v Norwich (16:00 BST)

    Wolves: As ever the groundstaff have done a great job and pitch is in tip top shape.

  185. 13:27: 
    Wolves v Norwich (16:00 BST)

    The Community/Charity Shield is not the only show in town this afternoon though, as Wolves face Norwich in the Championship.

    The sides were separated by clear blue water and two divisions last year, but they are back on a level playing field now.

    BBC Radio 5 liveArsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater on BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think Manchester City are ready, yes one or two won't play after the World Cup and I am intrigued to see how Manuel Pellegrini will cope with that over the next few weeks.

    "It's an exciting time ahead for City and I heard the manager say they wanted to do their best in all four competitions. I felt last season that it was a huge ask for them, you need a very big squad to cope with that."

  187. 13:22: 
    Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Neither side has made wholesale changes to their squads this summer, and why would they?

    City won the league, scoring 102 goals in the process, while Arsenal finally ended their trophy drought with an FA Cup win against Hull.

    They also finished fourth, securing another season of Champions League action, but did struggle against the other 'big teams.'

    Can Arsenal challenge for the title again this year?

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aidan Williams: Wait what? There's already been the first managerial sacking of the season? Oh dear oh dear.

    David Zotov: that didn't take long, 1st game 1st managerial casualty! Crazy!

    Martin Broadhurst: And so the madness begins. Sacking the manager after 1 game is stupid.

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    The football season may only be as old as the average hangover, but we have already had out first sacking of the campaign.

    Huddersfield manager Mark Robins got the bullet this morning a few hours after his side were tonked 4-0 by Bournemouth.

    Madness? Or the right thing to do?

    I've already been arguing about this with Huddersfield fans this morning, so I'll throw it open to the floor. Is it ever too soon to sack a manager? Has your club waited too long to make a change? Who will be next out of the revolving door?

    Let us know by texting in to 81111 (UK Only), tweeting us at #bbcfootball or messaging on our Facebook and Google+ pages.

  190. 13:13: 
    North of the border

    Our friends north of the border have plenty of football action to whet your appetite this afternoon too.

    In the Championship, Rangers take on Hearts at 13:30, while in the in-no-way-overshadowed Premiership it's Aberdeen v Dundee United and Ross County v St Johnstone at 15:00 BST.

    Follow all the action in a bespoke Scottish live page.

  191. 13:09: 
    Who's new?- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Willy Caballero

    By their own standards, Premier League champions City have had a quiet summer in the transfer market.

    New signing from the Gunners Bacary Sagna will sit out this match after his involvement in the knockout stages of the World Cup with France, meaning only Fernando and Willy Caballero are in line to see their first competitive action for the club this weekend.

    Frank Lampard is not available after returning to training this week.


    Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta: Off to Wembley!! Let start the season with a win boys. Come on City!!!

  193. 13:06: 
    Who's new?- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)
    Alexis Sanchez

    'Arsene Wenger doesn't spend money.' Remember when that was the received wisdom at the Emirates?

    Not any more. Last year Mesut Ozil landed for £40-odd million and Arsenal fans have had another exciting summer on the transfer front, with Chile striker Alexis Sanchez arriving for a eye-watering fee of £35m.

    Also in the building came Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina and defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for more big money.

  194. 13:00: 
    Wembley awaits- Arsenal v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Wembley. It's been, ooh, three months or so since Arsenal last played at the famous stadium, and a whole five months since Manchester City graced the turf.

    The two sides - and their fans - certainly know the way there and they are back this afternoon for the annual curtain-raiser (I'm contractually obliged to use that phrase in the opening entry) for the new season.

    The Community Shield is upon us. Will Alexis Sanchez answer all of Arsenal's questions? Do City still need to add to their squad? Will we learn anything at all from this match?

    We shall see...

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