Arsenal beat City 4-1 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation to win the Football Association’s Community Shield at their home- the Wembley Stadium, in a match that serves as a traditional curtain-raiser to the season.
Cole Palmer curled in a 78th-minute goal after coming off the bench to give City the lead, only for Leandro Trossard to score with a deflected shot in the 11th minute of second-half stoppage time, taking the game to penalties.
Kevin De Bruyne hit the crossbar with a powerful strike from the spot and Rodri had an effort saved by Aaron Ramsdale, giving Fabio Vieira the opportunity to win it for Arsenal. The Portuguese playmaker curled it high into the corner.
Arsenal had the better of the chances in the 90 minutes with off-season-signing Kai Havertz — leading the line with Gabriel Jesus injured — having two close-range efforts saved in the first half and Bukayo Saka shooting wide.
City has now lost the Community Shield in three straight years, having been defeated by Leicester in 2021 and Liverpool in 2022. The Sextuple hope for City shatters as Arsenal begin things on a positive note for the season.