Wembley is Arsenal’s once again!
Arsenal 1 (5) vs. (4) 1 Liverpool
The curtain raiser for the season came a few weeks before the season starts this year as Arsenal took on Liverpool. Liverpool all but started their strongest XI with TAA the only player missing while Arsenal had some key players out, but Aubameyang started. Arsenal took the lead in the 12th minute as Aubameyang scored to give them the lead. The Gunners then sat back like they do and played on the counter as has become custom under Arteta when they play bigger teams. Minamino came off the bench to scored in the 73rd minute as Liverpool came back into the game. Liverpool though never looked like scoring a winner as Arsenal were probably the better of the two sides towards the end. Penalties then began and Arsenal scored all 5 of theirs while Brewster missed his for Liverpool as Klopp lost yet again at Wembley. Liverpool lost the Shield last year as well so this result shouldn’t be over analysed but maybe it should encourage them to go and buy Thiago. For Arsenal it’s a good win and it will be interesting to see what they do in the season.
Ligue 1 MW 2
Lyon played their first game of the season as they beat Dijon 4-1 thanks to a Depay hattrick. Lille beat Reims 0-1, Monaco beat Metz 0-1, and Marseille beat Brest 2-3 in a high scoring game. PSG are the only team yet to play a game while the top four is made up of Nice, Bordeuax, Rennes, and Lille, though the likes of Marseille, and Lyon have only played 1 game.