An Alex-Chamberlain goal in the first-half gifted Arsene Wenger his first victory over Jose Mourinho enabling Arsenal to lift the Community Shield for the second year running.
With the Premier League season starting next week the game was a chance to see where both teams currently stand; Arsenal rose to the occasion and thoroughly dominated the first-half. Meanwhile, Chelsea defended well but were worryingly devoid of creativity.
The North London's club early domination came to fruition when Chamberlain cut inside Cesar Azpilicueta on the right wing and slammed his shot past Thibaut Courtois in the 24th-minute. The goal was the England international's first goal away from the Emirates in an Arsenal shirt.
No moment was more dramatic than when former Gunner Cesc Fabregas played in Eden Hazard with a splendid through ball. The Belgian international somehow conspired to blaze the ball over with the goal at his mercy.
The Gunners will now be full of confidence heading into another home London derby against West Ham in the opening week of the Premier League, while Chelsea will have to pick themselves up at home against Swansea City.