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"We have to look forward and prepare ourselves for the start of the season".

"I consider Arsenal one of the six teams ready to fight to win the title", he said.

The clash was a repeat of May's FA Cup final, which saw Arsenal lift their third cup in four years after a 2-1 victory, which prevented Antonio Conte repeating the success of his Italian compatriot Carlo Ancelotti, who lifted the double in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge, in 2010. "We tried to improve our physical condition also because in six days we have to start the league, but now the most important thing is to continue to work and to try to improve our team". A lot of people told me the penalty was clear and for sure there is a bit of frustration but we have to respect the referee's decision, but sometimes these decisions make you a bit angry.

It is seven years since the Community Shield winners last went on to win the Premier League. I'm not entirely sure what was talked about at halftime, but coming out with a objective was not one of them. "He had a lot of time to build his team, his squad".

Sanchez is still regaining fitness after his exertions with Chile at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, while Ozil has been nursing a minor injury. Club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette and new defensive arrival Sead Kolasinac could feature. Tiemoue Bakayoko, who has arrived from Ligue 1 champions Monaco misses out as he continues to recover from knee surgery while Eden Hazard is also out after an ankle problem.

Diego Costa, for three campaigns Arsenal's tormentor-in-chief in this fixture, remains in exile.

Not including occasions when the trophy was shared, Arsenal have won the Community Shield 13 times - second only to Manchester United with 18.

The Blues have now lost to Arsenal in their last two visits to Wembley after they were beaten by the Gunners in the FA Cup final back in May.


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