Category Archives: Friendly Games

There’s Nothing Friendly about a London Derby

Arsenal and Chelsea went head to head to compete for the FA Community Shield. As the two biggest clubs in London, the match wasn’t treated like a friendly but, rather, an intense battle to prove who is the greatest team of all!

Arsenal had already claimed the Emirates Cup last weekend, and it was clear that their thirst for trophies hadn’t ended there. They had a great start to the game, putting Chelsea on the back foot for a little while.

However, it was the Blues who claimed the first goal thanks to a successful attempt by Moses in the 46th minute! It looked as if this was going to be the vital breakthrough that would win Chelsea the cup!

That was until Pedro received a red card in the 80th minute and Chelsea were down to ten men. Arsenal immediately took advantage of this, equalising just two minutes later.

The winner of the Community Shield was then decided by a penalty shootout. After the Blues missed two penalties- one surprisingly taken by the Chelsea goalkeeper- the Gunners claimed all the glory!

With two pre-season trophies, Arsenal fans can be rest assured that the new Premier League season will provide promising results and that, in fact, Wenger might have been the right man for the job after all.

The New Season is Just Around the Corner

The Premier League season will be returning to us next month. It has been a long break, at least it feels that way, but luckily there have been a few friendly matches to keep our spirits high.

The most prominent matches are being played this weekend with Arsenal, Sevilla, Benfica and RB Leipzig competing for the Emirates Cup. Sevilla won their match against Leipzig 1-0, and the Gunners defeated Benfica 5-2 in a high intensity match. 

Four goals were scored in the first half- two from each side- and it was in the second half that the Reds truly separated themselves from their opponents, with three stunning goals!

Arsenal are set to play Sevilla tomorrow and the winner will lift the Emirates Cup. Without a doubt, a trophy for the Gunners will be a huge comfort to the fans, especially the Wenger skeptics.