Arsenal are reportedly being lined up for the Community Shield regardless of next weekend’s Emirates FA Cup semi-final result against Manchester City.
Liverpool will play in the Wembley showpiece next month for the second season running after lifting their first-ever Premier League title.
Yet there is confusion whether Jurgen Klopp’s side, who lost last season’s curtain-raiser, can avenge their defeat against the eventual FA Cup winners.
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That’s because three of the competition’s semi-finalists – Manchester United, City and Chelsea – are currently involved in European competition.
The FA are said to be keen to stage the Community Shield around the end of August which would pose problems for teams still in the Champions or Europa League.
Although the showpiece is traditionally played between the league champions and FA Cup winners, English football’s…
Source: Complete Sports