Arsenal F.C.'s Community Shield Victory Over Manchester City Sets the Tone for the Season: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal F.C. thrashed EPL champions Manchester City 3-0 to claim the community shield title on Sunday.

updated: August 11, 2014 18:31 IST
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Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (left) and Aaron Ramsey pose with the Community Shield after a 3-0 win over Manchester City


London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger felt his side had established a benchmark for their season after a convincing 3-0 win over Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Substitute Olivier Giroud capped a one-sided victory with a brilliant 25-yard strike on the hour mark at Wembley on Sunday, after first-half goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey had put Arsenal in control. (Diego Maradona hits journalist at an Event in Argentina)

Arsenal's league title bid last season was fatally undermined by losses to their biggest rivals -- including a 6-3 humbling at City -- and Wenger is hopeful that the FA Cup winners have now turned a corner. (Ramires, Fabregas fire Chelsea to Hungary win)

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