Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, center, celebrates his goal against Manchester City with teammates during their English Community Shield soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 (Photo: AP)
Arsenal prepared for the Premier League season by collecting the Community Shield with a 3-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, picking up where the team left off at the FA Cup final by adding another piece of silverware.
Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramey, who both scored in the FA Cup triumph that ended Arsenal's nine-year trophy drought in May, also netted against City with well-taken first-half strikes.
A makeshift City was a shadow of the team that won the Premier League for the second time in three years in May. And Olivier Giroud added to City's discomfort by scoring with a dipping strike on the hour in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season.
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