Arsenal v Manchester City 3-0 Community Shield | Goals & Highlights
Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City, FATV brings you the official highlights as Arsenal beat Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield 2014 with goals from Cazorla, Ramsey and Giroud.
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal could be about to enjoy a successful season after defeating Manchester City 3-0 to win The FA Community Shield.
Strikes from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured Arsenal followed up May’s FA Cup Final triumph with another Wembley win to clinch the first silverware of the campaign.
Captain Arteta played alongside summer recruits Alexis Sanchez and Calum Chambers and agreed that his side are looking in good shape after an “outstanding” spell in the opening period.
“In the first half we had 20 or 25 minutes where we were outstanding and we passed the ball around very quickly and looked a threat every time,” the Spaniard told BT Sport.
“We’ve got pace up front now and it makes a big difference so we’re really happy to get another trophy.”
Having lifted The Shield, Arteta is now eyeing further glory this season.
“I think we’re looking very good with some very good signings so that’s only going to strengthen the team,” he said.
“When you look at the bench and all the options we have to change the game, as I said, I hope it’s going to be a good season. We ended last season well with The FA Cup so hopefully we’ll continue well.”
Arteta’s manager, Arsene Wenger, also added his praise of his side’s first-half performance – and acknowledged the fact that his squad is looking stronger than it has for some time.
“I would say overall it was a united team performance and it was a first half of quality, togetherness and good movement,” said the Gunners boss.
“It’s very difficult to compare [with past squads] but yes, in the last two years I’ve been speaking about big transfers. In the years before that we always lost big transfers so [the current policy] has now strengthened the squad.”