Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to lift the Community Shield
- The FA Cup winners beat the League Champions at Wembley to lift the Community Shield
- Arsenal skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the first half with a sublime finish outside the box
- Substitute Takumi Minamino equalized for the Reds in the second half to send the match to penalties
- Aubameyang coolly slotted past Alisson to give the Gunners the win
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Arsenal beat Liverpool to lift the Community Shield.
The curtain-raiser to this season’s English football campaign took off in bright fashion for the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side beat Jurgen Klopp’s side in the charity season kick-off match.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was once again the hero for the North London side which further emphasized the importance of the Gabon international to the side.
Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the first half with a sublime finish just outside the box.
The FA Cup hero for Arsenal received a pass from Bukayo Saka, rolled the ball inside and lifted a spectacular effort that flew past Alisson to open the scoring for the Gunners.
He would then celebrate with the ‘Wakanda salute’ in honor of Chadwick Boseman who passed away after a battle with cancer.
An organised show of defence kept the lead for Arsenal, with Liverpool pressing for an equalizer.
The Reds’ effort would be rewarded in the second half when substitute Takumi Minamino finished off a move by the Premier League champions.
The Arsenal backline protested for handball on Mohammed Salah in the build-up to the goal but a review by VAR confirmed that the goal stood.
Arsenal tried to rally in the closing minutes, with youngster Joe Willock’s header glancing just wide.
With the match all square, it was down to penalties.
Arsenal’s batch converted all the five penalties, with Liverpool’s Brewster having his effort rattle the post and fly away.
The result will inspire confidence to Arteta’s side ahead of the start of the season, while Klopp will have to do some assessment ahead of their title-defense.