The Gunners take on London rivals Chelsea in the traditional Community Shield curtain raiser held in Wembley. Some might see this as a glorified pre-season friendly but with the season just one week away, Arsene Wenger will want his troops to send a message to the current Premier League champions and let them know they can wrestle the title away from their grasp. Arsenal are also the current holders of the cup after defeating Manchester City 3-0 last season.
As expected Petr Cech will make his competitive debut against his former club but there is a shock up-front as in-front Theo Walcott starts ahead of Olivier Giroud.
Full line-up below: