There is some good news for Arsenal fans in the shape of the Chelsea team, with their first choice centre forward Diego Costa missing out and being replaced by Loic Remy, because of a reported hamstring problem. But Arsenal have also been hit by an early injury to the unlucky Jack Wilshere who does not even make the bench.
So with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck already unavailable, it is probably us that has the most weakened of the two teams for this Community Shield clash. Arsene Wenger has gone for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain instead of Wilshere and I expect he will play on one of the flanks.
The other one could be filled by either Santi Cazorla or Aaron Ramsey, because Theo Walcott has been given the centre forward role, with Olivier Giroud starting from the bench. There are not many other surprises in the Arsenal starting line up, with Petr Cech set to face his fomer team mates and manager for the first time, Monreal getting the nod over Gibbs, and Coquelin detailed to provide the back four with good protection and perhaps stop Eden Hazard running the game.
I am a little surprised to see Bellerin chosen over Debuchy but the young Spaniard is proving himself all the time and perhaps his extra pace could be key on the massive Wembley pitch.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Chamberlain, Ozil, Cazorla
subs: Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Giroud, Martinez, Iwobi
Can this Arsenal team finally give Wenger a victory over his arch rival?