Arsenal on Sunday won the Community Shield after beating Manchester City 4-1 on penalties, at Wembley Stadium.
The win for the Gunners was an encouraging one as the Mikel Arteta men look forward to the 2023-24 Premier League season.
Gunners triumphed over City with Fabio Vieira’s goal via spot kicks after Kevin de Bruyne and Rodri had failed to score for the Treble winners.
Arsenal escaped defeat narrowly when Leandro Trossard’s levelled the score for the Gunners 11 minutes into stoppage time after substitute Cole Palmer’s sublime opener.
Pep Guardiola’s men were later forced to a 1-1 draw penalty a shoot-out regardless of their dominance in the match.
Interestingly, the best two opportunities for the Gunners came in the first 45 minutes, especially the efforts of Arsenal’s summer signings who had their debuts from the start.
New boy Kai Havertz had both chances but was brilliantly denied by City stopper Stefan Ortega on each occasion.
City efforts to win the match continued till 13 minutes from the end as Palmer looked to have won it when he curved a delightful left-foot shot into the far corner.
However, deep into stoppage time Trossard took the contest to a shoot-out when his speculative shot deflected in off Manuel Akanji and Arsenal completed the remarkable turnaround from the spot.