Will not play in Premier League opener

Wenger confirms Sanchez will stay at Arsenal

Wenger confirms Sanchez will stay at Arsenal

The game will be resolved through penalties if it ends to a draw after 90 minutes.

The long-standing system was deemed by soccer's lawmaking body to be handing an unfair advantage to the team going first.

The format means the team, which takes the second, will also take the third while the team which takes the fourth penalty will take the fifth. Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante are definite starters in the centre of the park where they will have to keep a close watch on Aaron Ramsey, who was left so often to trouble the defence. Chelsea have made a record replacement signing in Alvaro Morata and the striker is expected to feature for them in this fixture.

With Diego Costa exiled from the squad, Chelsea could have a new-look attack.

Arsenal's biggest victory in this transfer window has been the stay of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil at the club for another season. Also, Conte revealed that he is very impressed with Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette, Lyon and said that it will have a huge impact on the club and also other members.

Arsenal will also be missing two key players in Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi after they returned late to training following an extended summer break owing to global commitments.

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The two had been under house arrest but security force officers hustled them off to a military prison before dawn on Tuesday. On the eve of the assembly's installation, the Spanish Embassy in Caracas was attacked with gasoline bombs.

With the new ABBA penalty system in place, Thibaut Courtois couldn't answer Chelsea's S.O.S as he skied his penalty over the bar. He too only just returned for Arsenal's pre-season training sessions and may not be match fit. This might change Conte's plans and we could see both make the lineup. The frame of mind of a football player is quite easy.

The decision was similar to the one here for the FA Cup final in May, when Victor Moses was given a second yellow and sent off for diving, in a final Arsenal went on to win.

It seems that Arsenal really love playing at Wembley.

Arsenal have now won the Community Shield three times in the last four years, while the Blues have lost four consecutive appearances in the fixture. So the Gunners will be high on confidence coming into this.

"It would be wrong to say I have been overly impressed by the business the champions have done this summer although I do feel Tiemoue Bakayoko, who misses Sunday's game through injury, is a great addition to the Blues' squad", Owen told BetVictor.

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.