Arsenal will play Manchester City in the Community Shield final on Sunday 6th of August and it presents the chance for the Gunners to begin the 2023/24 campaign with a trophy.
Although Arsenal finished last season empty-handed, due to Manchester City winning the treble the rules are as such that the second-placed team in the Premier League plays the champions in the Community Shield final.
The referee for the Community Shield has been announced and it’s a man arsenal fans will know well, but not particularly for the right reasons. It’s Stuart Attwell.
Many Arsenal fans will remember his terrible performance in the 2021/2022 season at the Emirates in a game full of controversy. It was the game between Arsenal and Manchester City where Arsenal were denied a penalty, City were given a soft penalty, Gabriel was sent off and Rodri scored a 95th minute winner.
However the worst decision of them all was arguably when Gabriel Martinelli went to have a shot at goal into an open net just after Manchester City equalised. However Stuart Attwell decided to get in the way of the Brazilian’s run, making him divert and take the shot at an angle which inevtiablly went over the bar.
Let’s hope Stuart Attwell does a better job at Wembley as Arsenal aim to win their first trophy of the 2023/24 campaign.
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