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The transfer window is just halfway down but England clubs are already getting warmed up for the new season. London giants Arsenal and Chelsea will be starting their season early as they go head to head with one another on Sunday in wembley for the Community Shield this.
Arsenal won four of their six pre-season games, claiming the Emirates Cup recently and Arsene Wenger will look to make a strong start to his new campaign with a victory over the Premier League champions at Wembley this weekend.
The Gunners will take a decision on Alexis Sanchez late in the week as he came back late for training and then got afflicted with a flu. Playmaker Mesut Ozil missed training recently but he is expected to get past an ankle problem in time for the game. Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette are available for selection while Aaron Ramsey and Shkodran Mustafi are expected to be fit for this tie. Midfielder Francis Coquelin however, might miss out due to an injury.
Manager: Arsene Wenger
This is a possible way the Gunners could line-up against Chelsea on Sunday: