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Arsenal vs Manchester City, FA Community Shield: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

The traditional start of the 2014/15 top flight English football season kicks off today with the winners of the 2013/14 Premier League (Manchester City) playing the winners of the 2013/14 FA Cup (Arsenal) to determine who will be crowned winners of the annual FA Community Shield.

The game today gives Arsenal another chance to win a piece of silverware, which would make it two within the space of six months. For City, this is an opportunity for the blue half of Manchester to position themselves as the team to beat this season after winning their second Premier League title in a few short years.

For viewers in the United States, coverage of the 2014 FA Community Shield begins at 9.30am ET on FOX Sports 1, with a scheduled 10am ET kick-off. For viewers in the United Kingdom, the match will be shown live on BT Sport.

Starting lineups – 

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo

Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Flamini, Campbell, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud

Manchester City: Caballero, Clichy, Boyata, Nastasic, Kolarov, Navas, Fernando, Toure (C), Nasri, Jovetic, Dzeko

Referee: Michael Oliver.

Today marks the first time that vanishing spray will be used by match officials in the FA Community Shield.

The match will be televised live from Wembley Stadium in London.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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  1. Cantona

    August 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    1st half no ticker, was holding on hope for a fox change…and hoping to compliment fox on the change..then I guess the interns showed up and flicked the switch for the ticker for the second half… With breaking news some cart killed someone

    No faith in fox


  2. rkujay

    August 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    No gus…so the match was listenable.
    but then fingernails on chalkboard when the commercials came on.

  3. David G

    August 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Anyone know if NBC sports app going to keep the 70+ commercials per match for replays? The Liverpool/Dortmound replay was unwatchable with all the commercials.

  4. Christopher Harris

    August 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Manchester City looked like they had the same complacency today that they did the last time after they won the Premier League.

  5. Flyvanescence

    August 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Shocking performce. Hopefully with Kompany, Demichelis, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, and Silva (starting) we will look better. But 2 midfielders v 4 is just suicide. Pellegrini too reckless again.

  6. Iancransonsknees

    August 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Joe Hart will be sat there with a smirk.

  7. Burnsey

    August 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Great commentators…..imagine getting these 2 every week.

    • goatslookshifty

      August 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

      The second half time comes, the mute button will be on.

  8. Matt P

    August 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Watching on DirecTV, is it me or is the sound a bit delayed? Anyone else having this problem?

    • jtm371

      August 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

      I thought the same watching on comcast.

  9. goatslookshifty

    August 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    One minute in and Wilshere is already on his arse. He’s 5’07 with legs like tree stumps but hits the deck any chance he can.

  10. Christopher Harris

    August 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Seems surreal listening to the English national anthem when there’s only 3 English players starting out of 22 players.

    • Flyvanescence

      August 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

      City’s bench is ripe with em. Honestly wanted to see a few of tem today. Dont like Willy starting instead of Hart particularly.
      Milner should start over Navas if Silva plays, but with Silva also on the bench i can live with that.

  11. jtm371

    August 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    City 3 Arsenal 1!

    • Guy

      August 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Well, you’re off to a great start! 😉

      • jtm371

        August 10, 2014 at 11:40 am

        Nostradamus had a off day after a wild night celebrating a Forest win. 🙂 Smokey is MIA after a big win at The Den well done Lions.

        • Guy

          August 10, 2014 at 11:58 am

          And how about those classy Millwall fans with their Jimmy Savile chants. Holloway took them to task….even noting the irony in him doing so.

          • jtm371

            August 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm

            Yeah i read about it very unfortunate to start the season with a win and have it overshadowed by a very few knuckleheads.

          • Smokey Bacon

            August 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

            Relax Guy, it was Leeds after all! Tame by the Den’s usual standards.

        • Smokey Bacon

          August 10, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Cheers mate. Good start for your boys too. Maybe we can battle it out at the right end of the table this year. Looks like Blackpool have one relegation spot sowed up already, maybe Huddersfield too.

          • Flyvanescence

            August 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

            Millwall in the Prem. Heads will explode.

          • jtm371

            August 10, 2014 at 1:20 pm

            Huddersfield sacked Robbins after one loss. Looking good for the drop with Bpool.

          • IanCransonsKnees

            August 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

            Got your Ricardo Fuller tattoo yet? You don’t realise how lucky you are to have the Jamaican second only to Marley gracing you with his presence. Forget Bolt, Fuller’s more exciting.

  12. Flyvanescence

    August 10, 2014 at 9:35 am

    The question is, when Silva is fit, do you drop Jovetic or move him further forward and drop Navas? Or Dzeko and use Jovetic as the front man?

    Pellegrini has himself a wealth of options. I dont wanna see Aguero or Negredo til October. Let them get their legs back under them and hope they can regain some form, because even when supposedly fit theyve been terrible since january.

  13. Iancransonsknees

    August 10, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Weather’s murder over here today, we’re getting the back end of hurricane Bertha. Not sure if it’ll affect the match.

    Am sure jtm is buzzing today after an opening day win. Very good post match interview with Pearce on Talksport.

    Gaffer, are you disappointed that Chico’s moved on? Is Games worth a punt for my fantasy league team?

    • jtm371

      August 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Keeping my powder dry after a 2/nil win over a League 2 side. Can not remember a season when i was more in the dark about the roster. COYR 🙂

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