Last season we were not in it but we did beat Man City in the final pre-season game, only to play like puddings and ship four goals in a home loss to Liverpool on the opening day.
Belgium global Courtois had the chance to be the Premier League champions' hero between the posts in the traditional season curtain raiser after Arsenal newboy Sead Kolasinac cancelled out Victor Moses' opener to secure a 1-1 draw. Some fans consider it a glorified friendly.
"Even though we were 1-0 down we didn't panic and kept control of our game and came back", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.
New signing Alexandre Lacazette provided a glimpse of what he's capable of when he rattled the post, following an excellent counter-attack which the Frenchman initiated himself. The likes of Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi failed to score many chances, and this was a big factor in Chelsea failing to win this game.
The contest did not heat up until the second half - with Victor Moses putting the Blues in front moments after the interval - yet ultimately this showdown had all the grit that this derby is known for.
The Gunners finished fifth last campaign and 18 points off champions Chelsea, which means they will miss out on playing in the Champions League this season.
Chelsea winger Pedro was sent off after catching Mohamed Elneny with a tackle from behind and Arsenal equalised from the resulting free-kick, Sead Kolasinac converting a free header from Xhaka's pass.
Theo Walcott, Nacho Monreal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud converted their spot kicks to hand Arsenal their first trophy of the season. Next up was new £60m signing Alvaro Morata who dragged his shot wide. That gave Arsenal the initiative. Chelsea, however, are running out of time with the summer transfer window closing in less than three weeks.
Wang also urged the USA and South Korea "to stop increasing tensions" and said that all sides should return to negotiations. Following this, Asean and China are expected to take steps towards actual negotiations for a code of conduct.
Without showing the iPhone, Apple is promoting the iPhone camera as the flawless tool if you want to up your game on Instagram . With more than a trillion photos being taken on iPhones across the globe annually, great pictures aren't hard to come by.
Sneijder is already training with his new teammates and will be available for next week's Champions League clash with Napoli. Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder is on the brink of joining Ligue 1 side Nice on a free transfer.
It wasn't until Peter was brought out in the live show that it was clear he was gone for good and Bryan was the victor . No, she's engaged to Peter ... "She's probably literally three times more stressed than I am", he says.
If you've been out on the water this summer in Kentuckiana, you're probably no stranger to the nuisance flying fish Asian Carp. When the electric barrier can't be used during these times, the complex noise technology would be used to deter the fish.
Gwendoline Christie recently reflected on this turning point in Brienne's GoT story and what it means to her to fulfil her vow. If she doesn't step up soon and come up with a big win for her sude, she's going to lose this fight before it really begins.
Although Mills has not been team president for long, he is quickly making a break from the Jackson era, which lasted three years. As the New York Knicks attempt to re-brand their image under new general manager Scott Perry, they've added a new face.
The 9/11 airliner attacks killed a total of almost 3,000 people in NY , at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Only about 60 percent of the 2,753 World Trade Center victims have been formally identified, according to the agency.
For those who do qualify for subsidies, the government would have to increase the amount of each subsidy to match the premium. "We'd be lucky if we could get the corporate tax rate down to 20 percent, even 25 percent", Hatch said .
McFaul cited that the top hashtag among 600 Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations last week was #FireMcMaster. Last week, US President Donald Trump signed into law a bill imposing new sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea.
The news of Amazon's acquisition comes one day after Ball's birthday on August 6, she would have been 106. Are you guys excited for Lucy and Desi?
Don't miss tonight's partial lunar eclipse
A blood moon shimmered over Earth tonight as stargazers were given an early warm-up ahead of a solar eclipse later this month. The outer shadow or penumbra is a zone where Earth shadow is partial and blocks some, but not all of the Sun's rays.
Wenger has backing of Arsenal board to keep Sanchez
Community Shield on Sunday. "I left them all out because some are short of preparation, like Alexis Sanchez", Wenger explained. Frank Lampard has questioned Chelsea's transfer dealings after the Premier League champions were beaten by Arsenal in the F.A.
34 injured as blast rips through parked truck in Lahore
The blast came weeks after a bombing that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens at a vegetable market in Lahore . A body was found in the debris of a nearby house impacted by the explosion, Geo News quoted rescue officials.
Trump begins 17-day 'working vacation' at golf course
On Friday Fox tweeted: '.@RealDonaldTrump leaving on vacation, huh? "If you're not enjoying your work, you're in the wrong job". That he took vacations - and to liberal enclaves like Martha's Vineyard! - played perfectly into that perception.
Kenyan wins a classic 1500m final
The 19-year-old stepped over the inside line as he came out of the bend before appealing the disqualification, which was upheld. Caster Semenya after winning the women's 800m event at Rome's Diamond League competition at the Olympic Stadium on 2 June 2016.
BJP opens account in Tripura, as 6 TMC legislators join BJP
The drama has been unfolding ever since the MLAs supported NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential poll last month. BJP leaders have chose to focus its Tripura election campaign on the issue of development, law and order and healthcare.
Texas boy gets spotlight for 'Let It Go' performance
Menzel, impressed, even requested an encore, since the audience's cheers drowned out part of his performance. Luke Chacko came to slay! "Can you all just shut up for a minute and let him sing it again?" she yelled.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich splits from wife
The couple own homes in London, Moscow, Colorado, the Caribbean and the South of France, along with a number of yachts. It was only in 2014 that the Wall Street Journal provided the details of their relationship.
Amy Schumer to Star on Broadway
The Broadway production's director, Jerry Zaks , told the Times that the script was undergoing changes en route to Broadway. Steve Martin is coming back to Broadway and he's bringing with him a slate of A-list talent from all realms of the industry.