FA Cup holders Arsenal face Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. Here are five talking points heading into the traditional curtain raiser to the top-flight season in England:
Arsenal must get back to basics quickly if they are not to surrender their proud record of qualifying for the Champions League, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday after a 3-0 defeat at top-four rivals Everton.
Some fixtures can possibly bother the best of the clubs. Some fixtures can put an end to any flourishing campaign. Ask Arsene Wenger, and probably we will have plenty of reasons to wonder about such a scenario, and its aftermath.
Theo Walcott`s mental strength and dedication will help him come back stronger from the knee injury that has ended his season and ruled him out of the World Cup, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday.
Arsenal are facing a crisis in attack ahead of Saturday`s FA Cup tie against rivals Tottenham Hotspur with Nicklas Bendtner injuring his ankle scoring in the 2-0 Premier League win over Cardiff City on Wednesday.