Arsenal's Community Shield victory over Chelsea means little beyond the niceties of beating a close rival at Wembley, but there were still positives to take from the performance and result ahead of the new season.
The win was achieved without Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi -- all of whom would be likely first team regulars if they were fit and available -- and it showed that there is more depth to this Arsenal squad than people think.
Chelsea contrived to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Arsenal prevailed via a penalty shootout win after a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield preseason curtain-raiser at Wembley.
Victor Moses gave Chelsea the lead early in the second half and despite the narrow margin, the Blues looked to be coasting to victory until Pedro needlessly scythed down Mohamed Elneny with 10 minutes left. Cesc Fabregas negligently played Arsenal's forward players onside at Granit Xhaka's resultant free kick, and...
LONDON -- Arsene Wenger hailed an "outstanding" Sead Kolasinac after the signing scored in Sunday's Community Shield victory, and said the defender's physicality will make him a perfect fit for the Premier League.