Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes his players overcame a big psychological hurdle by beating Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield.

The Gunners had not beaten a Blues side managed by Jose Mourinho in 13 previous attempts.

But Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goal secured a 1-0 win against the Premier League champions at Wembley.

“It was important for the team to get that hurdle out of the way,” said Wenger.

“For me? No, because it is Arsenal versus Chelsea, it is not the two managers. It is two teams who play against each other.”

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