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London: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Underlined its value Armory The winning spot-kick with a brilliant goal and beating Gunner Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after a 1–1 draw community Shield on Saturday.
Aubameyang favored Mikel Arteta in the first half with a typically eye-catching strike at Wembley.
Takumi Minamino of Japan equalized with his first goal for Liverpool late in the second half of the annual pre-season friendly between the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners.
In the shoot-out, Liverpool’s young striker Ryan Brewster was the only player to hit the bar with his third penalty before Aubameyang silenced the decisive spot-kick.
As if Arteta needed any sort of reminding, it was another sign of the impact erased by their captain Obameyang, who is yet to commit to his long-term future for the club as he enters the final year of his contract. Does.
Gabon forward Aubameyang has kept Arsenal in a tizzy while waiting for a long conversation and in a post-match interview asked if he was ready to sign the club’s contract offer.
Arteta has publicly believed that the 31-year-old will remain, but he hopes his talisman’s status will be resolved before the Premier League season begins on 12 September.
For Liverpool, this was the second consecutive season when they lost the Community Shield on penalties after being beaten by Manchester City in the previous term.
It is unlikely to worry that coach Jurgen Klopp has given the champion a lot given his lack of comfort and preparation since winning the title for the first time in 30 years.
Community Shield traditionally serves as the razor of the curtain for the new English session.
But Liverpool and Arsenal return to the Coronovirus’s Premier League campaign exactly 34 days after the delay and only six days after the Champions League final concludes the entire 2019-20 season.
After just one week of pre-season training, it was a more encouraging result for Arteta, whose team followed their FA Cup Final victory over Chelsea with another determination.
Liverpool were without the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold and the naivety of their teen replacement Neko Williams was exposed in the 12th minute by Aubameyang.
Cutting from the left to reach Bukayo Saka’s pass, Aubameyang was given too much time and space by Williams.
Aubameyang paid off with a stunning curler in the far corner from the edge of the penalty area, celebrating the goal by crossing his arms while paying homage to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who has turned 43.
It was Aubameyang’s fifth goal for Arsenal at Wembley, making him the club’s joint highest scorer at the National Stadium with Alexis Sanchez.
He scored a brace in each of his last two Wembley appearances against Manchester City and Chelsea.
Liverpool lacked their usual quickness and acumen in the first half, but they were better after the break and Roberto Fermino opened just 20 yards wide.
Emiliano Martinez justified Arteta’s decision to keep fit Bern Leno on the bench again as the Arsenal keeper closed his line to make a good defense from Sadio Mane.
Liverpool had their first shot on target, but they were improving in the 73rd minute.
Mohamed Salah And Cedric Soares challenged for the ball in the Arsenal field and it was up to Minamino, who came home from close-range for his first Reds goal in his 15th appearance since his January move from RB Salzburg.
Martinez saved well from Mane’s close try, before Aubameyang stole the spotlight in the shoot-out.
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