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Bad omen for Arsenal as referee appointed for FA Community Shield clash vs Liverpool

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Arsenal begin their 2020/21 campaign with a return to Wembley to face Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Arsenal have just 12 days until they kick off their 2020/21 campaign, with the Gunners returning to Wembley to face Premier League champions Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Mikel Arteta’s season ended on a high after beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final and later this month on August 29 they have the opportunity to begin the new campaign with silverware.

The north London side have a strong recent history in the Community Shield, winning on each of their last three involvements in the annual curtain-raiser.

Arsenal’s last defeat in the Community Shield came in 2005 against Chelsea, which was played in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Therefore, the Gunners’ last defeat at Wembley in the competition was against Manchester United in 1993.

However, the omens do not look particularly good for Arteta’s side heading into this year’s match as the appointment of Andre Marriner could be seen as a negative.

Arsenal have played in just three matches under Marriner in the past two seasons but have failed to win any of those matches, including a penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the fourth round of last season’s Carabao Cup.

Prior to that, Marriner oversaw two draws in the Premier League that Arsenal were involved in against Jurgen Klopp’s side and Manchester United.

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