Arsenal clinched the Community Shield with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City at the Wembley on Sunday.
An angled shot by Santi Cazorla gave Arsenal early lead in the match. Just three minutes before half-time, Aaron Ramsey extended the lead 2-0 as City struggled to return to the game.
Clinching the match and the trophy, substitute Olivier Giroud producing a thunderous effort from 25 yards to take 3-0 lead in the 62 nd minute. City could not manage to score single goal in return.
This is the 13th time Arsenal have lifted the Shield. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was quoted as saying by Arsenla website: I felt we had a complete performance in the first half as long as we had the legs to sustain what we wanted to do. In the second half our togetherness and the third goal got us through."
"We defended well, we lost a bit more of the ball than in the first half and our movements were less fluent but we kept the spirit and organisation. The first half was very exciting. "
"To win this gives us a positive platform to prepare but now the Premier League starts and we have to start well at home because its a derby, its a very uncomfortable team [we face in Crystal Palace]. It will be a different kind of game as well. Lets be on our toes and prepare well but it was important to win today, he said."