Conte Opens Up On Moses, Morata, Matic, Hazard, Community Shield

Robert Pires is congratulated after doubling Arsenal's lead

Arsenal have left forward Alexis Sanchez out of the side to face Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley amid speculation the Chile worldwide wants to leave the FA Cup holders.

Sanchez was Arsenal's leading scorer with 30 goals last season, including the opener in their FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea at Wembley in May.

Also missing from the matchday squad are German playmaker Mesut Ozil and defender Shkodran Mustafi, while fellow defender Laurent Koscielny, who who could have played today - was not named to the squad, as he is suspended for the first two games of the new Premier League season.

After the Premier League and FA Cup winners were locked at 1-1 following an evenly contested 90 minutes, the Frenchman stroked home after Alvaro Morata and Thibaut Courtois missed for Chelsea.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud then converted their penalties to hand Arsene Wenger his first piece of silverware this season.

Following Arsenal's victory, Wenger was quick to praise his new signing, paying attention to the strength of the full-back.

Coming to Alexis Sanchez, Wenger has been adamant the Chilean is staying and said he would lead the side this season.

The two teams will meet at Wembley on Sunday for the Community Shield, in what will be a repeat of the FA Cup final, which Arsenal won 2-1.

Chelsea began to grow into the game after a slow start and Pedro drew a fine save from Petr Cech after being put through by Willian. The match will be played at 2pm.

The France worldwide has got his name on the scoresheet in pre-season and has been playing in a partnership with Olivier Giroud - the formation that Wenger fields will also be indicative of the club's potential tactics for 2017-18.

Arsenal: Arsene Wenger's squad head into Sunday's match with a clean health bill, which is a positive ahead of the season. And things got worse for the Blues a minute later. The match went to penalties where Arsenal held their nerve, scoring four times from the spot to Chelsea's one.

These London rivals have met twice previously in the Community Shield.

Arsenal secured full-back Sead Kolasinac from German outfit Schalke on a free transfer while they broke their transfer record by shelling out 52 million euros on French hitman Alexandre Lacazette.

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