Arsenal edged out Nottingham Forest 2-1 in their Premier League opener on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium. However, the start of the match was delayed by 30 minutes.
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's Community Shield victory against Manchester City proves they can go toe to toe with the treble winners in the Premier League title race
Arsenal and Manchester City face each other in the FA Community Shield in hunt for the first silverware of the season.
Gabriel Jesus will miss the start of the new season, including Sunday's Community Shield clash with English champions Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta's side were rocked by second half goals from Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has urged his Premier League leaders to make the most of an "incredible opportunity" when they travel to nearest challengers Manchester City on Wednesday.
With a home game against Arsenal looming on April 26, City know they will be crowned champions if they win their last eight games.
Mikel Arteta said Arsenal "lost purpose" as he bemoaned his side's squandering of a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against West Ham.
Arteta's men lead Manchester City by eight points at the top of the table ahead of the weekend fixtures, with Pep Guardiola's team in action against bottom-of-the-table Southampton on Saturday.
Arsenal face a tought trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday, hoping to snap a four-game winless streak