Arsene broke one of football’s longest voodoo records when for the 14th time of asking, he finally defeated Mourinho. However, it was the performance if grit and commitment from Arsenal.
The game started with high intensity from Arsenal but it was not until the 23rd minute that Walcott’s header went straight to Courtois. That was a sign of things to come as a minute later, a well worked ball from the left found Ox-lade Chamberlain on the right, who made sure of the goal with a nice cut in and a nice shot. 1-0.
Chelsea responded with Ramires coming close on two occasion. Ramsey went close on 42 mins but the first half was all about the great Chamberlain goal.
The second half was basically all Chelsea but a great defensive display by Arsenal made sure that the Shield stayed at North London.
Carzola and Gibbs went close towards the end but Chelsea despite all their puff and puff only had an Oscar’s free kick comfortably saved by Cech to show for.
TALKING POINT: a great preseason, capped of with a win at Wembly has all the indicators pointing to a successful season. Can Arsenal finally win the league after 12 years?
MAN OF THE MATCH: the OX scored a great goal, Coquelin was awesome, but it was the performance of Koscielny that was eye catching. He marshalled the defence comfortably.