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Arsenal will face Chelsea at Wembley following FA Cup victory

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Arsenal defeated Aston Villa by a 4-0 scoreline to retain the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday, and in doing so, earned themselves a date against Chelsea in the Community Shield. Arsenal played one of their best matches of the season, at least partially helped by the fact that Tim Sherwood trotted out an ultra-aggressive high line that played right into the Gunners' hands. Sherwood's gonna Sherwood, though.

The match will be played at Wembley one week before the 2015/16 Premier League season gets underway, on August 2, at 3 pm London time. While it's technically a friendly, Jose Mourinho certainly won't want to lose that match to a London rival, and Arsene Wenger will still be desperate for anything resembling success against the Blues' superior manager. It should be a fun way to kick off the new year, friendly or not.

In addition to Arsenal securing a trip to Wembley, their victory also ensured that Southampton will have an opportunity to compete in the Europa League, as opposed to Aston Villa. That can only be a good thing for England's coefficient.

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