Podolski, Wilshere & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat West Brom

Lukas Podolski and Jack Wilshere both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal move back into the top four thanks to a win at West Brom

The Sport Review staff
By    
jack wilshere
Jack Wilshere missed the whole of the 2011-12 season through injury Photo: Nike

jack wilshere

Ten-man Arsenal moved back into the top four after Tomas Rosicky scored twice to secure a 2-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

Elsewhere, Southampton were 2-0 winners at Reading in the early kick-off, Aston Villa gave their survival hopes a boost with a 3-1 success at struggling Stoke City and Norwich City were held to a draw by Swansea City.

An afternoon of important Premier League clashes inevitably prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order as always.

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is concerned by Lukasz Fabianski’s methods: “Fabianski’s flapping like a hyperactive seagull. When will we get a goalkeeper who exudes any vague sense of safety? #Arsenal”

Southampton defender Luke Shaw ‏(@Luke_shaw3) is thrilled with a 2-1 victory over Reading: “Great result, clean sheet and moving up the table, lads were quality today and the fans unreal as usual #saintsfc!”

Former Birmingham City midfielder Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) clearly enjoys Matt Lowton’s strike to put Villa back into the lead: “Awwwwwww goal of the season contender!! Lowton! Villa have been great today, with exception of a five-minute spell when Stoke scored! Fair play!”

Ex-Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel ‏(@JUANPABLOANGEL) celebrates Lowton’s goal: “Goooooaaaalllllll WHAT A STRIKE #Mattylowton standing ovation for you son! 1-2 #AVFC”

Another Villa legend Ian Taylor ([email protected]) is delighted with a key three points: “Hats off to the boys after being pegged back. Fully deserved win! #onwardsandupwards #utv #avfc That’s a superb win by the boys! Not many teams go to #scfc and roll them over like that. Worried with equaliser but massive win!! #utv”

Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann ‏(@andiweimann) hails his team-mate: “Booooom what a win !! @matt_lowts oh my strike!! Thanks to the fans as well they were unreal! #utv”

Injured Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere ‏(@JackWilshere) praises his Gunners team-mates: “Great win lads. Strong three points.”

And Lukas Podolski ([email protected]) was happy with the win despite staying on the bench: “Well done, three points!! On the way back #home #Gunners Poldi!”

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville ‏(@GNev2) is looking forward to analysing the games on his Monday night show: “Good results for Villa, Arsenal, and Southampton. Should make for a good MNF Pre match!! Hopefully more good games tomorrow!”

Ex-Norwich star Iwan Roberts ‏(@iwanwroberts) reckons that could be a big point for the Canaries: “Really good game at Carrow Road, probably a better point for Swansea but could be a vital point for Ncfc come end of the season.”

Morgan (@piersmorgan) is not impressed despite Arsenal’s win: “Trying to get excited about possibly coming 4th. God, it’s hard. #IvanTheTerrible #WengerTheSeller”

And finally, can anyone explain this interaction between Arsenal’s Podolski and pop sensation Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) to us?: “Shout out to lukas podolski. In his home town cologne. What up Jamie hole. We see u”

To which the Arsenal man (@Podolski10) duly replies: “#Welcome to the beautiful city #Cologne @justinbieber All the girls are going crazy! #Rock the #Kölnarena”

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

Slideshow
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
Slideshow
The Sport Review
The top 15 highest-paid football managers in 2016: Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea bosses feature
The Sport Review
Top 30 highest-paid Premier League players: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Real Madrid player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale earn?
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Barcelona player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez earn?
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
15 Chelsea January transfer targets: Di Maria, Hazard, Lukaku, Verratti and more
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Guillem Balague replies when asked if Arsenal star Mesut Ozil wants to return to Real Madrid
The Sport Review
Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool’s 4-3 loss at Bournemouth
The Sport Review
Gary Neville brands Marouane Fellaini ‘pathetic’ after Man United’s 1-1 draw at Everton