Podolski, Wright & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal bow out in Munich

Lukas Podolski and Ian Wright tweet their thoughts after Arsenal battled to a 2-0 win against Bayern Munich but still crashed out

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Lukas Podolski missed Arsenal's 2-0 victory in Munich Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Arsenal secured a battling 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, but still crashed out of the Champions League on away goals.

Needing to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, Olivier Giroud’s third-minute strike gave Arsenal much-needed belief before Laurent Koscielny netted a late header to ensure a nervy finish for Bayern.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order, as the Gunners restored some pride against the Bundesliga leaders.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) wishes his team-mates all the best: “Unfortunately I can’t play yet, so supporting the #lads from home, I’ll be back soon #GoArsenal.”

Gunners supporter Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is getting the requests in early to Pope Francis I: “As a catholic, on this momentous day, I am now going to suspend disbelief and trust in the power of God, and miracles. Come on #Arsenal.”

Arsenal youngster Craig Eastmond (‏@craigleastmond) believes: “Come on we can do it #afc!”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) is a Gunners fan for Wednesday night: “Go on Arsenal! Av a go at this mob!”

Former Bayern midfielder Didi Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) reckons Arsenal can capitalise with their opponents clearly nervous: “Arsenal still in the tie, Munich very tentative!”

Ryder Cup hero and Arsenal fan Ian Poulter ‏(@IanJamesPoulter) is frustrated by Bayern’s gamesmanship: “This is pathetic from the Germans falling down without being touched. Cheating, cheating, diving jokers!”

Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel ‏(@Pschmeichel1) would like to see Arsenal use the ball much better: “Like Milan last night, Arsenal are struggling to keep hold of the ball. You need two goals, you better have SOME of the ball..!!”

Southampton’s Richard Chaplow (‏@Rchap04) urges Arsene Wenger to introduce Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: “Come on Wenger let’s see @Alex_OxChambo on the pitch #gamechanger”

Ex-Tottenham striker Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) doesn’t agree with the introduction of Gervinho: “If the answer is Gervinho… Do not understand Walcott decision.”

England prop Dylan Hartley (‏@DylanHartley) enjoys some rugby-like action as Arsenal score a second: “OoOOooooOOOoo a football scuffle..”

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer (‏@MCATEER4) hails the team spirit shown by Arsenal as they all take on Manuel Neuer: “Love the fight to get the ball from the Arsenal players. Great team spirit hope they win now!”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‏(@IanWright0) wishes he was out there to net the winner: “Would love to be on that pitch now, ball drops, BANG!!! 3-0 #AFC!”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid ‏(@stevenreid12) demands Arsenal just play it long: “Get it in the mixer Arsenal #UEFAB”

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit ‏(@GullitR) is quick to pay tribute to a stellar effort: “#Arsenal showed great heart against #bayernmunich.”

Gunners defender Johan Djourou (‏@JohanDjourou) praises his team-mates: “Great performance boys!!! #Arsenal”

Former Northern Ireland international Jim Magilton ‏(@magilton7) hopes the Gunners can build on this result: “Well done Arsenal for a great performance! Really hope they kick on now and give Arsene the great send off he deserves #genius!”

Finally, ex-Liverpool captain Phil Thompson ‏(@Phil_Thompson4) was impressed by Arsenal’s passion: “Well done the Gunners, tonight they showed some guts.”

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