Arsenal vs Chelsea: Confirmed starting lineups


You should probably head over to ourĀ first Live Blog of the new season as we bring you everything you need to know from the Community Shield battle between Arsenal and Chelsea.

This fixture never fails to entertain, and something tells me we’re in for another ding-dong meeting between these two sides today. Petr Cech will be making his debut for the Gunners against his former side. What on earth was Mourinho thinking?

The resurgent Jack Wilshere misses out for the Gunners, with the midfielder having a few difficulties with an injury picked up during pre-season.

And Alexis Sanchez, having starred for Chile in Copa America is, perhaps rather sensibly, rested for the Wembley showpiece.

Here are the confirmed starting lineups: