Arsenal Starting XI Prediction for the 2020 Community Shield

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At his Community Shield virtual news conference yesterday, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was asked a question about his side finishing the just recently completed season on a high note. Now it’s about trying to carry that positive momentum into next season, and that starts by winning a match with importance that is highly debatable.

“You’re right, I think it gave us a big platform of confidence and belief that we could challenge and play against the top teams at that level as well, and beat them,” Arteta responded to the reporter.

“And you know, always finding a way to win a game, after we did it with Man City and we did it with Chelsea, but I agree that that moment probably was a moment where the team clicked a little bit and went into more of a belief mode.”

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Community Shield FYIs

Kickoff: Saturday, August 29, 11:30am ET Wembley Stadium, London

Liverpool FC Team News, Starting XI Prediction: go to this link

Arsenal Team News: go to this link

Odds: Liverpool -148, Arsenal +375, Draw into shootout +310

Takeaways from Mikel Arteta’s Press Conference yesterday: go to this link

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction 5-2-3

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Aubameyang             Willian

Xhaka        Willock

Saka      Tierney    Luiz   Saliba      Cedric

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Tomorrow could see William Saliba and Willian play in an Arsenal shirt for the first time. We’re also thinking Arteta will lineup three centre backs and then two wing backs that will be pushing forward.

It’s not the strongest side possible, but it does have a lot of first team players involved.

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Prediction: Liverpool 2, Arsenal 0

The Reds will come into this one with more rest and eager to try and duplicate the dominant form they displayed last season. While the Gunners finished strong, the Reds took care of business early in the season, and then kind of just coasted a little to the finish line. We’ll just have to see who’s really more interested.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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  1. Honestly if Arsenal Football Club can struggle to bring in these two players,i.e; Thiago Alcantara n Phillipe Continho then our problem is over in building 1st eleven team to challenge for champions league.

  2. Tusingwire denis says

    With arsenal done with saliba and willian and Arteta`s good manegerial arsenal can win with 2 goals to 1

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