Arsenal and Man City to Face Off in Community Shield Opener”

By Xorkpe Sosu 2 Min Read

To launch the 2023/2024 season, the Community Shield will feature an exciting clash between Manchester City and Arsenal.

Traditionally, this prestigious trophy is contested between the league champions and the winners of the FA Cup.

However, since Pep Guardiola’s formidable team achieved the remarkable feat of winning both titles, they will now face off against Arsenal, who finished behind them in the Premier League standings.

For Arsenal, this match represents an opportunity to kickstart their 2023/24 campaign on a positive note, having narrowly missed out on the Premier League title race to Guardiola’s dominant side.

They will be determined to showcase their strength and ambition by challenging the reigning champions in this highly anticipated encounter.

The stage is set for an exciting encounter as Arsenal and Manchester City are now confirmed to face each other in the 2023 Community Shield.

In light of this announcement, the FA has made adjustments to the fixture plans for the highly anticipated game.

Scheduled to take place on August 6, 2023, the exact kickoff time will be finalized and announced at a later date.

The rules for this prestigious clash dictate that a winner must be determined on the day.

If the teams find themselves tied after the regular 90 minutes of play, they will proceed directly to a thrilling penalty shootout to decide the victor.

As the season is just beginning, the English Football Association has opted not to enforce an additional 30 minutes of extra time in the event of a tied scoreline.

This ensures that the teams will have a definitive result on the day of the match, without any extensions beyond the regulation time.

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