Football

Eight City players to miss Community Shield match

Premier League champions Manchester City will be without eight players for tomorrow's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said yesterday captain Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero, Martin Demichelis, Frank Lampard and Bacary Sagna had only returned to training this week after being given extended time off after the World Cup.

Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo is out with a broken foot.

Arsenal will be without their three German World Cup winners - Mesut Oezil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski. - Reuters.