The football Association have confirmed the details for this year’s Community Shield clash between Arsenal and Chelsea –
with the London clubs set to meet each other on Sunday 6 August.
Chelsea, the reigning Premier League champions, will take on Arsenal in the pre-season contest
at Wembley after the Gunners defeated them 2-1 to lift the FA Cup in May.
And the two London clubs will now face each other once again in the 2017 Community Shield, which will be played on Sunday 6 August at 2pm.
The FA also confirmed on Thursday that Arsenal and Chelsea will each receive about 28,300 tickets for the match –
with Gunners supporters set to occupy the East End of Wembley Stadium while Blues fans will sit in the West End.
Those not lucky enough to be at the game will be able to watch it unfold
on TV as BT Sport have been given the rights to air the game on the day.
The match will pit Chelsea – who stormed to the Premier League title with a record-breaking 30 wins last season
– against Arsenal, who secured their third FA Cup in four years in May.