The community shield is not a friendly no matter how much people choose to belittle it with the word 'glorified'.
It's an official honour of the English game, and the 4th most prestigious domestic trophy Arsenal FC can possibly win.
Being a super cup, it pits the winners of the two biggest domestic tournaments against eachother, two monumentally hard pre-requisites to meet.
Dunno why people act all pompous like it is somehow unimportant and beneath us. When we start winning league titles and make a few CL finals, then maybe we can treat it with a little less prominence.
But 3 FA Cups in 12ish years? who the fuck do we think we are treating it like a fucking friendly. Besides, cracking day out.