Arsenal's captain Per Mertesacker holds the trophy with teammates after winning the English Community Shield soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Arsenal won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
’s captain Per Mertesacker holds the trophy with teammates after winning the English Community Shield match between Arsenal and at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Arsenal won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

finally earned his first win over on Sunday as Alex ’s first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Oxlade-Chamberlain received the ball on the right edge of the area in the 24th minute and cut inside Cesar Azpilicueta before hitting a left-footed shot inside the top far corner to decide the traditional curtain raiser between last season’s Premier League and FA Cup winners.

Community Shield, Arsenal vs Chelsea: Oxlade-Chamberlain And Cech Wins It For Gunners
Community Shield, : Oxlade-Chamberlain And Wins It For Gunners

Wenger had not beaten the Chelsea boss in 13 previous meetings — a rivalry stoked by plenty of verbal barbs between the two — and the Arsenal manager may see this win as another sign that his team is finally ready to challenge for the Premier League title again when the season starts next week.