Man City v Arsenal Community Shield prediction, tips, team news, kick-off time and date

Does it really count as a proper trophy?

Man City's John Stones and Arsenal's Leandro Trossard


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The top two in last season’s Premier League, Manchester City and Arsenal, are set to battle it out at Wembley for the Community Shield.

Pep Guardiola’s treble-winners are seeking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats in the seasonal curtain raiser after losing to Liverpool in 2022 and Leicester in 2021.

The departures of Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez have, arguably, weakened City’s squad, while Arsenal have spent big on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber following last season’s near miss in the title race.

Man City v Arsenal odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about the Community Shield is below.

Man City v Arsenal date

Man City v Arsenal is set to take place on Sunday, August 6 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Man City v Arsenal kick-off time

The Community Shield between Man City and Arsenal is scheduled to kick off at 4pm. You can watch the match live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV1.

Man City v Arsenal odds

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Man City v Arsenal team news

Kevin De Bruyne failed to feature in pre-season for Manchester City after sustaining a hamstring injury and is likely to feature on the bench at best.

Nathan Ake is likely to recover from a knock that forced him to sit out the side’s latest friendly against Atletico Madrid.

Mateo Kovacic could be handed a full debut following a summer switch from Chelsea.

Arsenal will be without Gabriel Jesus for the opening weeks of the campaign after the Brazilian forward underwent knee surgery.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is likely to miss out at left-back so Jurrien Timber could be handed a competitive debut out of position.

Bukayo Saka should be fit to play after missing the midweek friendly against Monaco through illness.

Man City predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji; Rodri, Silva, Kovacic; Foden, Grealish; Haaland

Arsenal predicted line-up: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Timber; Odegaard, Partey, Rice; Saka, Nketiah, Trossard

Man City v Arsenal tips

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Man City v Arsenal prediction

Thommo: It’s a bigger game for Arsenal than City and they’ll want to show that they’re not a one-season wonder. They’ll want to show that they have genuine title credentials and I think would be a massive statement if they could win.

City have been here plenty of times and they’ve lost big players and not replaced them but I still fancy Manchester City to Win this. I think there’ll be goals in it, I imagine Arsenal will press their Premier League credentials but, for this game, I’ve got City to Win.

I think there’ll be at least four goals and I’ll got for City to win this 3-1.

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