Jack Grealish is desperate for Man City to beat Arsenal in the Community Shield

Arsenal can deal Manchester City their first blow of next season in less than ten days (a week before next season) by denying them the chance to crown their success from last season by clinching the Community Shield.

The perception after winning the treble (the FA Cup, the Champions League, and the Premier League) is that Man City can win it all, but that is not the case. They haven’t won the Community Shield Final since they last won it in 2019 in the last two seasons, losing to Leicester in 2021 (they were beaten 1-0), then to Liverpool in 2022 (they were beaten 3-1).

According to the Athletic, Jack Grealish, who joined Manchester City in 2021, has voiced his desire to see them lift the Community Shield.

“I’ve said to a few of the guys that I’m desperate to win the Community Shield. This is my third year here, and I’ve lost two of those finals. I’m desperate,” said Grealish. “As a footballer, you want to win as much as possible, but you also want to win everything once. That’s what I want. At least once! You tick them off, don’t you? I lost out on two, and I want one.”

Arsenal were left disappointed after being beaten to the Premier League title by Manchester City. The idea was to let their frustrations motivate them to be better, and hopefully, with the summer reinforcements, they will be better positioned to eventually beat City. Denying Manchester City the Community Shield might be a statement of intent for Arsenal’s goals for next season.

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  1. Arsenal will give a good account of them self.

    But Arsenal must use these games as preparations to win the first six games in the upcoming campaign.

  2. I can’t wait to see Arsenal beating Man City back to back. That will be a delight and it will start with the 2023 Community Shield – I prophesy. We can match them – fire to fire, with the new signings. I am a proud Gunner.

  3. It will be difficult for arsenal to beat man city with Ramsdale as our keeper. I don’t trust him a bit, I am always in a panic mode each time the ball approaches our goal area. I believe that for us to win major trophies, we need a strong, confident and commanding keeper, to me he lacks those qualities.

  4. Wassup with the hype on the new signings

    We’ll have little chance of beating Man City if we don’t start the regulars & start the new signings

    Or at most we shouldn’t start more than 1 of the new signings

    U guys over anxious as if the team wasn’t great last season

    The new signings only improve our bench

    Timber for White is not an upgrade (at least not yet)

    Rice for Xhaka is not an upgrade yet (until Rice settles well and understands the team)

    If Xhaka was present, it would be better to start Xhaka then let Rice come in as substitute

    the new signings improve our bench,
    the first-team was great last season

    …& Man City beat that first team

    Assuming we got Osimhen/Mbappe to bench Jesus, or Rodri for Xhaka- then u can say that COULD BE an instant improvement

  5. It’s a ‘nothing’ trophy anyway. Strictly speaking we shouldn’t be in it because we didn’t win either the EPL or the FA Cup. Maybe they should just give it to Man City because they won both!!!😄
    At least it will keep Grealish happy?

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