Arsenal have started the 2014-15 season exactly how they ended the last one with silverware in their hands following a well deserved 3-0 win in the FA Community Shield against Premier League champions Manchester City. Two of Arsenal's goals came in the first half through their FA Cup heroes in Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey. Substitute Olivier Giroud added a third around the hour mark to kill the game as a contest.
Neither side came into this game at full strength due to the massive World Cup commitments of their star players, but there was enough quality on display in both starting elevens to make this a competitive contest. In the absence of their German contingent, Arsenal handed debuts to Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy, while Manchester City were missing their Argentine stars and also handed first time starts to Fernando and Willy Caballero.