Wenger impressed by Arsenal's new boys

Arsenal's other new signing, Sead Kolasinac, replaced the Gunners captain. The former Arsenal captain's cross found Michy Batshuayi whose header was straight at Cech. Even when we were 1-0 down we didn't panic, kept control of our game and came back.

But Pedro got himself sent off for a nasty challenge on Mohamed Elneny 10 minutes before the end of the match.

Courtois was called into action again, saving excellently at full stretch to deny a fierce long-range effort from Granit Xhaka. Pedro chose to try his hand at defensive duties and launched himself studs up into Elneny's ankle to result in a red card.

From the resulting freekick Kolasinac netted his first goal for Arsenal, drifting in at the far post to nod home Xhaka's cross.

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As for Pedro's red card, Conte said: "It was a tough decision, I didn't see the replay but it is the second time that we finished with one man down against Arsenal". After this each team takes two in a row until there is a victor.

Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal scored for Arsenal before Chelsea keeper Courtois and Morata blazed high and wide respectively, leaving Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Giroud to convert in front of the jubilant Arsenal supporters.

Arsenal's record signing Alexandre Lacazette was handed a starting berth by manager Arsene Wenger for today's Community Shield showdown with Chelsea at Wembley.

After the match, which comes just over two months after Chelsea were beaten by Arsenal here in the FA Cup final, Conte insisted it was natural to ask Courtois to take a penalty - and early on - because he is one of the club's best players.

"We've had some bad starts in the last four years but we've had intensity in our games and the preparation that's needed to be ready so let's go into the Premier League now with the same discipline, the same spirit and let's see where we can go".

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