by Lee Hurley
Arsenal got their season off to the best possible start with a 1-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.
In a match that means nothing if you lose and everything if you win, Arsenal handed themselves yet another psychological boost by finally beating a Mourinho bus and killing another narrative around the club.
In what was a niggly affair, Chelsea resorted to their usual tactics and referee Anthony Taylor showed, once again, why he is the most incompetent referee in the division. Arsenal, however, got the upper hand through a superb Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain curling effort from the corner of the box in the first half.
From then on both sides had chances to add to the scoreline but wasteful finishing and good saves from both keepers meant that Arsenal won by that most famous of Gunner’s socrelines.
For me the pick of the entire afternoon was when Jose Mourinho stood at the bottom of the Wembley steps and shook the hand of every Arsenal player with the sole intention of snubbing the Arsenal manager as he came down, only for Wenger to snub him first by walking behind him instead of in front.
Mourinho on not shaking Wenger’s hand “it’s not true, you saw me shake the hands of everyone who left my direction” pic.twitter.com/f9NOnayGwi
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) August 2, 2015
It was a thing of beauty.
Bring on the season!