The date and time of the Community Shield has been revealed, and the Gunners will face Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday 6th August with a 2pm kick off.
The traditional season opener will see the champions take on the FA Cup winners who beat the champions to win the FA Cup, but it it’s going to be the second of three games against them in a relatively short period of time.
The two sides meet in pre-season as part of the esteemed and most prestigious International Champions Cup in China. The game takes place on July 22nd in Shanghai.
Then there’s the aforementioned Community Shield and, after the fixtures for next season were revealed yesterday, a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge scheduled for September 16th.
So, three fixtures against Chelsea in that short space of time. They say that ‘familiarity breeds contempt’, but that’s seems pretty redundant in this case.
The contempt is already there is what I’m saying. Diego Costa probably won’t be though after he got dumped by text message.