Do you think winning the Community Shield will affect Arsenal’s season?

Arsenal will face Manchester City in the Community Shield tomorrow as top-flight football returns and the Premier League follows next week.

Mikel Arteta’s men earned their place as the second team in the country last season after City won the league and FA Cup.

The Community Shield is sometimes considered just an extension of the pre-season preparations for both clubs.

However, some teams take it seriously and depending on who you ask, it is a big deal.

However, former striker Chris Sutton insists Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola will not consider it an important game.

He writes in the Daily Mail:

“Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta will be not getting too carried away with themselves if either walks away from Wembley with the trophy under their arm on Sunday. 

“For them this game will be all about building match fitness and tinkering with formations and personnel ahead of the start of the season. 

“Last year’s final between Liverpool and Manchester City proved you can never read too much into the result of the Community Shield.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

The Community Shield can set the tone for the rest of the season, but it is not such a big trophy and failing to win it does not mean much.

Adding it to our cabinet will be nice and defeating City could positively affect the confidence of our players, so we probably should think about winning the trophy.

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  1. Winning the shield would have little to no impact on our season but finally beating Mcity would be a massive confidence boost.

  2. By evidence of all the
    uncertainty regarding
    comments it seems
    Arteta has been

    The ‘element of
    surprise’ can play a
    crucial factor on the
    outcome of a ‘war’.
    The lack of knowledge
    about the plans &
    strategy of your
    adversory will reduce
    your chance of victory
    significantly, ceteris
    paribus. Against
    tactically & analatically
    superior managers of
    which Pep is the best
    holding your cards to
    your chest is

    This unpredictabilaty
    wrt our tactics &
    formation has been
    deliberately created iot
    confuse opponents
    imo. Imbedded deep
    down into this cloud of
    uncertainties &
    confusion is an
    organized, structured &
    systematic art of war ie. CHAOS THEORY.

    The only thing left now
    is to see whether the
    student has mastered
    this art in order to
    become a MASTER
    himself. Can’t wait for
    the fight!!


  3. I call this the first of seven games, if we win this the other six games becomes easier to win mentally.
    It would give us a kind of invincibility feeling going into those six games.

    This is the kind of win that is good for our psyche, Arsenal are more settled and probably more motivated for this particular game given how the last campaign finished.

    Pep is a master of looking forlorn about his team’s prospect only for them to deliver time and time again, but the gaffer can sneak in an early blow ahead of the new campaign with a tight victory.

  4. Impact Definitely for Arenal but not for City .
    City last season knew that they can beat us comfortably home and away .
    That has to change .
    6 points plus goal difference.
    Meaning if that continues we have to get 7 points more than city in 36 games

  5. Not factually correct Sunny. We have to get 1 point more or have a better goal difference if both teams finish level on points. What makes your theory flawed is that you assume City will beat all other teams we beat.

    So even if we lose both games against them the possibility that we can pip them is still there if they win less games or have more draws.

    Maybe you & others do not comprehend such a scenario but i do.

  6. If we can hit last season’s form again this season then I feel we can win the league. Despite our late poor run, I still believe we were the best team in the league last season as we played better football than everyone including City.
    The top 8 teams have considerably strengthened this season but if we somehow hit last season form, we can win most of our games and then hope other teams take points off City and Liverpool. Teams likes Spurs, Liverpool, Man U and a host of others seem to know the right tactics to take point off City. So let’s hope this happens alot this season and we just manage to hit that form but I’m still skeptical if we can going by our preseason matches and what we got with 200 million. I believe 90 points will be more than enough to win the EPL this season.

  7. No, it won’t mean a thing. Great warm up but it will all begin for real against Nottingham Forest

  8. The game tells us nothing of what’s to come. We usually win this fixture, only to be dreadful in the league and in Europe.

  9. It’s a trophy as far as I’m concerned. On the continent it’s called the Super Cup and is a big deal. Winning it breeds confidence moving forward.

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