Frimpong, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal & Man City lose
Sergio Aguero, Emmanuel Frimpong and Vincent Kompany all tweet their thoughts as Arsenal and Manchester City both lose
Manchester City were left on the brink of Champions League elimination after Roberto Mancini’s men suffered a 3-1 defeat by Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, Arsenal lost 2-0 to Schalke at home, compounding a disappointing midweek for the British clubs in Europe’s premier club competition – Manchester United aside.
Here is a selection of tweets from some top professionals past and present.
QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin (@alefaurlin) is impressed by Ajax’s start: “Ajax looks really good great football!!! A joy to watch…”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) praises Seim De Jong’s leveller after Samir Nasri gave City the lead: “Great equaliser for Ajax. Ding De Jong. City under pressure!”
Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) is enjoying the football – although he won’t be called in as a betting tipster any time soon: “Good games on in the Champions League…RT ‘@Paudie_Fegan: @ClaroRonaldo Who do you think will win, Madrid or Dortmund?’ Madrid.”
Former Ajax star Steven Pienaar (@therealstevenpi) is keeping a close eye on proceedings as City concede a second: “Goal Ajax!”
Swansea’s Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) wants to see Roberto Mancini’s reaction to falling behind: “What’s Mancini going to do here???”
Great Britain hurdler Dai Greene (@DaiGreene) is enjoying Ajax’s performance: “Loving Ajax right now!”
Ex-Aston Villa man Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) is concerned for City: “#MCFC in major trouble now!! #Ajax 3-1!! #ChampionsLeague”
Former Crystal Palace striker Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) gives Mancini some tactical advice: “Push up…. Get tight….get Super Mario on and go all out for a goal…”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) loves seeing City toil until the Gunners concede: “Thoughts with all ex #Arsenal mercenaries at Manchester City at this difficult time…. @SamNasri19… Terrible #Arsenal defending. Terrible performance. And we all know exactly who to thank: #IvanTheTerrible!”
Reading striker Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) is not impressed by Gervinho’s attempt to win a penalty: “Gervinho had a little #FrogSplash there, poor effort, Tom Daly wouldn’t approve!!!”
Arsenal youngster Emmanuel Frimpong (@Frimpong26AFC) can’t bear to see his side losing: “Leave it.”
Netherland legend Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) is enjoying a great night for his country: “Today The Dutch have done a lot of damage to the English clubs. Great victory #Ajax. Congratulations for #FrankdeBoer and his players!”
As is George Boateng (@george1boateng): “Dutch players doing damage to English football this evening, great education is half way to success. #ManCity is missing Silva big time!”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is shocked by the results: “Wow, both English teams beaten tonight. Would not have called that at all before. Ajax right-back was quality tonight, modern day full-back.”
Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) gives his extensive thoughts on the loss: “Not great was it! Poor movement up front. Lack of pace and support up front. No-one in the box. At the other end, indecisive, open. Night to forget. Steve Bould will make a difference. However it takes a long time to change habits and behaviour. Day after day after day.”
Stoke City striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) also chips in: “Disappointing week for the English teams in The Champions League. German football continues to impress as does some Eastern European teams. The Premier League remains the most exciting to watch in my opinion but the competition from other countries is as strong as ever now.”
City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) vows they’ll bounce back: “We’ll pull together and get ourselves back on track. Defeat is part of the game, giving up isn’t. #MCFC”
Finally, Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) echoes his skipper’s sentiments: “We didn’t put up a good game and we were defeated. Things are getting tougher – but now more than ever we can’t give up.”