We always see a fair few young Gunners and some lesser used members of the Arsenal squad during the pre-season games and there is always at least one who catches the eye and gets us fans excited about their future playing career. I do not think too many of you would argue that this season’s candidate was Reiss Nelson, but has the talented youngster done enough to earn himself a place in the Arsenal XI to face Chelsea at the weekend.
Even though there is a trophy on offer, we do not really count the Community Shield as a fully competitive fixture even though both sides will be desperate to win and set a marker for the season to come, especially with both hoping to be in the frame to lift the EPL trophy next May.
So Arsene Wenger will be picking a strong side but that does not mean that Nelson should not be in it. I feel that it would be a great chance to build on the confidence he will have gained in pre-season and the way that he played in general and linked up with Theo Walcott down the right in particular gives him a good shout of starting.
Assuming that we are going to play a 4-3-2-1 formation the options on the right of that four, as well as Nelson, are Hector Bellerin and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, so which of the three would like Arsenal to start the Community shield with?