Arsenal won the Community Shield yesterday and Jose Mourinho showed his true sulky self by throwing his losers medal into the crowd. Arsene Wenger could have gloated more but showed his class by letting the result speak for itself rather than Jose’s histrionics in defeat…
Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Review – A corner turned… by SB
In the end, when it all happened, it looked like it was simply inevitable. The law of averages was bound to catch up with Jose Mourinho at some point but even the most ardent supporters of Arsene Wenger wouldn’t have predicted that this year Community Shield would be that turning point.
Arsenal won the Emirates Cup for the first time since the 2010-11 season with the only goal coming from Theo Walcott helping them beat Wolfsburg.
It is easy to get carried away with Arsenal’s pre-season form, especially when your team slots six goals with no response. Naysayers will be quick to remind us about Yaya Sanogo. The lanky forward burst into the scene with a wonderful exhibition of skill and finishing at the Emirates Cup last pre-season. But when the season started, he faded away and was recently shipped to Ajax on loan. The point is not to get the expectations too pumped up but to look at the preparations with pragmatism.
Arsene Wenger must have been happy to see his wards continue their pre-season preparations with a dominant performance against Ligue 1 side Lyon. Arsenal brushed aside the French side with a 6-0 friendly win.
Arsenal carried on their scintillating form today with an excellent 6-0 win over Lyon (by the way, do you like the title? Think about it….) and they are building a good head of confidence leading up to the massive Community Shield game against Chelsea.
Some may not want to see it more than a training session but pre-season is an important start to any team. After all, this is the first time the whole Arsenal squad gets together before the new season and the manager tries different variations.
Arsenal v Singapore XI player ratings by Anonymous!
Martínez – 7 – Hardly touched the ball in the 45 minutes he played. Showed some good distribution when called upon.
Monreal – 7 – Good going forward putting some decent crosses in and offering more options up front. Tidy if not spectacular. Let their Argentinian winger in a few times when countered.