The FA Community Shield

Everything you need to know about The FA Community Shield 2023

Thursday 03 Aug 2023

The FA Community Shield 2023 will see Arsenal and Manchester City go head-to-head this weekend and here you can find out everything you need to know about the traditional curtain-raiser to the 2023-24 season.

When is The FA Community Shield 2023?

The 2023 Community Shield will be held on Sunday 6 August 2023, with the game kicking off at 4pm.

Where is The FA Community Shield 2023 taking place?

This season’s Community Shield will be held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE after the 2022 curtain raiser took place at Leicester City’s stadium due to the UEFA Women’s EURO final taking place at Wembley the day after.

Tickets for The FA Community Shield 2023

The ticketing for this fixture was organised by each of the clubs and has now sold out.

Where to watch The FA Community Shield 2023

The 2023 Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester City will be shown live on ITV and ITVX, with the programming beginning at 3.15pm.

What was said: Mikel Arteta

“The FA Community Shield is a trophy, and when there is a trophy on the table, you want to win. This will be our approach today against a very good Manchester City team. 

“Of course, we know what we are up against. We have full respect for City and their achievements last season. 

“For me, they have raised the level, along with Liverpool, over the last six years to somewhere that the league has never experienced. And they’ve done it in a context where the overall level of the league is much higher than in the last 20 years, that’s for sure. 

“So we know that to win the Premier League, we know we are probably going to need about 96 points or 100 points.”

He continued: “It will be great to experience Wembley together again with our supporters. For our last two matches here at Wembley when I’ve been manager, there were no supporters in the stadium. 

“So it’s going to be a great occasion today where we can be together at this wonderful football venue.”

What was said: Pep Guardiola

“Today we face Arsenal, and it’s always a great occasion when you get the opportunity to play them at Wembley. 

“They are a top side with a manager I respect a huge amount, and this stadium is one of the best in the world. 

“We have so many amazing memories here and I hope we can make some more today.

“The reason Arsenal are here today is because they did so well last season. They pushed us so hard, and it’s clear Mikel has put his stamp on the team. It will be really tough for us, there’s no doubt about it.

“Thank you again for being with us and I really hope we can enjoy another great season together.”

Guardiola and Arteta were speaking as part of The FA Community Shield 2023 matchday programme, which you can purchase here.

By FA Staff