Wednesday, April 24, 2024

New start time confirmed for Community Shield

The FA have brought forward the kick-off of the 2023 Community Shield clash between Manchester City and Arsenal on Sunday 6 August.

The match was pencilled to start at 5.30pm but has been moved to 4pm after City fans complained that they wouldn’t be able to get home by rail.

In their statement, the FA said: “The new earlier kick off time for the traditional ‘curtain raiser’ of the domestic season has been agreed following consultation with our broadcast partners, the local authorities, police, and the competing clubs.”

Tickets for the match at Wembley will go on sale via in due course.

Arsenal’s pre-season fixtures

vs FC Nurnberg
Max-Morlock-Stadion, Nuremberg
13 July

vs MLS All-Stars
Audi Field, Washington D.C
19 July

vs Manchester United
MetLife Stadium, New York
22 July

vs Barcelona
Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles
26 July

vs Monaco (Emirates Cup)
Emirates Stadium, London
2 August

vs Manchester City
Wembley Stadium, London
6 August

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City fans? We all know they don’t exist, can’t fill their own stadium.


I wonder who we will have in place by the time the community shield kicks off and who will have left us.
And whether we will go into the season with high expectations or with dread.

Gooner Reg

Surely not dread! Even if we have the exact same squad as last season we’ll go into it with high expectations after what we did last time around. I can only see us strengthening though, so the coming season will be full of hope and excitement for me.


Thomas leaving might lead to dread without at least 2 backups


i cant wait for that game its time we must win…..

Positive pete

Yes Badaab.But they do have a journey back to Manchester,unlike like the “ Noisy neighbours” who travel by train,tube & bus from London & the Home Counties .


Haven’t been to one since the draw with Spuds in 91. Don’t intend to break that habit for a friendly.

Eric Blair

Good for you


All this for the two Man City fans that actually live in Manchester….

Heavenly Chapecoense

Saka ranSacked opposition with the national team this week. That’s what you call a top, top, top, sensational player. I don’t get it that he wasn’t in destruction mode against Southampton etc.
Hated Rooney as a United player but young Rooney didn’t care who you are, what team was in front of him. Saka is too nice. Remember when Ronaldo insisted that the referee give a red card to Rooney, his teammate at the WC? That was a gesture of a winner. Can Saka want a red card to Ode at the Euro?


What on earth are you waffling on about?


Lol. It all looked strange to me… glad I am not in the only one.

Heavenly Chapecoense

Saka to push De Bruyne and start a brawl in that game, that sort of thing. You will see how many trophies we win with that kind of attitude. By the way, De Bruyne telling Guardiola: “Shut up”, that overconfidence translates into what he does on the pitch.


Are you sure it’s not the other way around – perhaps first De Bruyne becomes one of the best midfielders who ever lived, and only then does that “translate” to the confidence to tell Guardiola to shut up?

Eric Blair

ChatGPT malfunction?


Hahaha. Excellent comment.


How can I get tickets for the game against Nuremberg?


Not announced yet. Keep an eye on


My bad. Tickets went on sale yesterday. Link on official site.


Nostalgic photo with Rosicky and Cazorla next to Arteta. The midfield was definitely the strongest part of our team back then.


When they weren’t injured.

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