Arsenal have taken a two-goal lead in the first half of the Community Shield tie against Premier League champions Manchester City.
Goals from midfielders Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners the comfortable cushion going into the interval at Wembley in a game which they had started as underdogs.
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