Arsenal fans will have fond memories of beating Chelsea 2-1 in last season's FA Cup final and will hope for another repeat of that performance and result this time round.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has set a target of 85 points for his squad to reach in the upcoming Premier League season, which is 10 points more than last season.
Chelsea's Pedro was dismissed for a nasty lunge on Mohamed Elneny which led to Arsenal's equaliser while Wenger's side also handed a debut to record signing Lacazette.
When Chelsea faces Arsenal in the Community Shield today, the victor may be which team can best put a horrid offseason behind them.
Manager Arsene Wenger believes midfielder Aaron Ramsey will play after missing training on Thursday due to a "muscular problem", while Francis Coquelin is ruled out.
'First in the FA Cup final, now in the Community Shield.
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Arsenal continued to shade the early stages and came closest to a goal in the opening half. "We want to find a good balance between the confidence we can get out of these games and the urgency that every Premier League game demands", he said.
Morata was brought on in the closing stages and the 24-year-old headed narrowly wide late on in what would have been the ideal introduction following his summer arrival from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Wenger said he was hesitant to start Kolasinac at Wembley so soon in his Arsenal career, but predicted that the Bosnia-Hercegovina worldwide will fit right into English football.
By the end of the campaign he was back again and it looks like he will feature regularly in the coming months.
At that moment Pedro, made a very stupid tackle after which he received the red card.
With Arsenal struggling to create chances, Wenger introduced Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott after 65 minutes.
However, there was nothing friendly about Gary Cahill's treatment of Per Mertesacker as Chelsea met Arsenal at Wembley this afternoon.
But Arsenal equalised in the 81st minute, via a header by Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal's Bosnian left back.