Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice-President of Nigeria and a devoted Arsenal supporter, expressed jubilation over Arsenal’s remarkable victory in the Community Shield against Manchester City. After a thrilling 1-1 draw in regulation time, Arsenal secured their 17th Community Shield title by prevailing 4-1 in a penalty shootout.
In the exhilarating encounter, Manchester City took the lead with a splendid curling strike by Cole Palmer. However, Arsenal’s determined spirit led them to a late equalizer during stoppage time, pushing the game to a suspenseful penalty shootout.
During the decisive shootout, Arsenal exhibited exceptional composure as Martin Odegaard, Leandro Trossard, Bukayo Saka, and Fabio Viera confidently converted their penalties. In contrast, Manchester City managed to convert only one penalty while faltering with two others. The hero of the moment was Arsenal’s goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, whose sensational save on City midfielder Rodri’s penalty secured the triumph.
Atiku Abubakar, a fervent supporter of the Gunners, lauded Arsenal’s unwavering determination that ultimately bore fruit. In a tweet, he highlighted how persistence pays off and congratulated Arsenal on their impressive achievement. Atiku’s message reflected his optimism that Arsenal is well-prepared to kick off the upcoming season on a strong note.
He wrote, “Arsenal seems quite ready to hit the ground running this season. Persistence pays. Congratulations, @Arsenal. -AA #ARSMCI👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”
The Twitter post garnered enthusiastic responses from fellow Arsenal fans, who eagerly joined in the celebration of the victory and shared their anticipation for the forthcoming season.