The Gunners got the right to participate in the Community Shield as the winner of the FA Cup. The season for Mikel Arreta’s team turned out to be ambiguous. The team played poorly on the rivals’ fields, and only a more or less reliable play in the home arena allowed the London club to finish in eighth position in the final table of the 2019/20 England Championship. Although we must admit that after the quarantine pause, Arsenal have noticeably improved. Over the last 12 matches in all tournaments, Arreta’s wards have won nine victories. Including three successful matches in the FA Cup. In them, the Gunners left Sheffield United (2: 1) and Manchester City (2: 0) behind the tournament, and in the final they defeated Chelsea (2: 1). The FA Cup victory brought the Londoners not only a trophy to the club’s museum, but also a ticket to the Europa League.
The Merseysides have finally managed to win the gold medals of the national championship last season. Liverpool have won the long-awaited title for the first time in 30 years. Moreover, Jurgen Klopp’s charges did it with confidence, becoming champions seven more rounds before the end of the season. The Liverpool club was 18 points ahead of the nearest pursuer Manchester City. Having secured the league title, Liverpool slowed down a bit. After the coronavirus break, he won five of nine matches, losing to Manchester City with a crushing score of 0: 4, as well as his future rival Arsenal (1: 2).