The Community Shield rosters have been revealed.
Manchester City and Arsenal will face off in the 2023-24 Community Shield at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on July 7 at 0:00 a.m. ET.
Ahead of the match, the starting lineups have been released. City will start with Elling Holland, Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva, Matteo Kovacic, Rodri, Manuel Akanji, Naby Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker, and Stephan Ortega.
Arsenal will start Kai Havertz, Gabriel Martinelli, Buckayo Sakho, Martin Ødegaard, Declan Rice, Thomas Partey, Julien Timber, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Ben White, and Aaron Ramsdale.
The Community Shield pits the league champion against the English Football Association Cup (FA Cup) winner. Last season, Man City won both the English Premier League (EPL) and the FA Cup, so they were paired with Arsenal, who finished second in the league.
After winning the treble last season, City will be looking to keep the momentum going. The upcoming season will be even tougher, with the league and various cup competitions, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup, on the schedule. With a physically demanding season ahead, City will be looking to win the Community Shield to set the tone before the season begins. 토토사이트
In the summer transfer window, City opted for quality over quantity. They replaced the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona with the signing of Kovacic and spent big to bring in Josko Gvardiol, who is considered a world-class defender.
After losing out on the league title at the end of the season, the Gunners are ready to put the disappointment behind them and prepare for the new season. In addition to keeping their existing players together, the Gunners made some big signings, including Haberts and Rice. The injury to key striker Gabriel Jesus is a disappointment, but the Gunners are improving as a team and will look to overcome that in this match.
The key players are Holland and Ödegaard. Holland, who scored 36 goals in the EPL alone last season, breaking the record for most goals in a season and becoming the league’s top scorer, will continue his merciless bombardment of opposing goals in the upcoming season. Arsenal’s captain and focal point of the offense, Ödegaard is expected to lead the Gunners’ attack with even more finesse. Coincidentally, both players are Norwegian national teammates.