3 reasons why Arsenal’s Community Shield win is significant

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal lifts the Community Shield trophy during The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 6: Martin Odegaard of Arsenal lifts the Community Shield trophy during The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Early silverware for the new boys. (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)
Early silverware for the new boys. (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

3. Welcome to the club, fellas!

During this summer transfer window, Arsenal have made three new additions to the squad, all of whom started in the Community Shield. Just weeks after they joined, Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, and Jurrien Timber have already tasted success and bonded with their new teammates over the arrival of silverware to north London.

This win will make them feel more connected and united with one another, creating a stronger bond when tough moments arise.

Arteta is renowned for his mementoes and ideas of things around the training ground to build a stronger connection around the club. For example, the boss got the players’ families to write a message to help the Gunners win the league. This is just one of many ideas the Spaniard has had to enhance the family aspect within the club. With this, Arteta will naturally be a big fan of winning this shield and will stress the importance of the fact that they won as a united team.

New faces and more possible incomings will be exposed to the idea of winning in red and white early during their time in north London because of this win. It will set a positive precedent for the players and psychologically, it will give the players more ambition and motivation, either consciously or subconsciously. If players have a taste of success from the starting weeks of their time at a new club, it would be natural to chase the next high of lifting a trophy and will push them harder during matches, in training and in everyday life.

So whether the trophy should count as a real one or whether it should have the same equivalence to a U10 summer tournament triumph at your local park, it is undeniable that winning the Community Shield is so much more than receiving a silver plate. Sunday’s victory is a preamble to bigger and better things to come at this historic and successful club, which has left everyone involved excited for the times ahead.