Giroud, Podolski & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal draw with Everton

Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal and Everton share a goalless draw at The Emirates

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Lukas Podolski was a second-half substitute in the stalemate Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Arsenal’s hopes of securing a top-four finish took a blow after the Gunners were held to a goalless draw by Everton at The Emirates.

The home side were unable to break down a resilient Toffees side, who are also chasing Champions League qualification, with Olivier Giroud wasting Arsenal’s best chances.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals – in chronological order – to the stalemate in north London.

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) gives the top-four clash a big billing: “Arsenal v Everton now. Should be a good game this…”

West Brom midfielder James Hurst ‏(@hursty43) isn’t impressed by the Gunners’ start: “Arsenal been gymed three times in last minute!”

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) hails Moyes’s achievements at Everton: “If you look at the team Moyes built at Everton with limited funds you wonder what he would be capable of with money to spend #topmanager”

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) wants the Gunners to be more aggressive: “Giroud’s got the right idea – Arsenal players need to stop moaning about Everton’s aggression and fight fire with fire.”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (‏@MichaelVaughan) ranks Moyes as the second best in the Premier League – presumably behind Sir Alex Ferguson: “David Moyes is the 2nd best manager in the premier league… #fact”

England cricket star Alex Hales ‏(@AlexHales1) isn’t impressed by Bacary Sagna’s antics: “Sagna you filthy little cheat!”

Former Middlesbrough midfielder Jan Aage Fjortoft ‏(@JanAageFjortoft) is impressed by Everton’s rearguard: “Brilliant defending by Everton! #efc”

West Brom star Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) hails his compatriot’s performance: “Coleman has been unbelievable tonight!”

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) wonders if Morgan will go on another Wenger rant: “Well, well a draw. I won’t be surprised if @piersmorgan starts slagging off Wenger again!”

Everton youngster Shane Duffy (‏@ShaneDuffy34) is pleased with a draw: “Well done lads, back four were unreal. Buzzing for Ross as well, good point away now bring on Sunderland !!!!!”

As is Phil Neville (@fizzer18), who was an unused substitute: “What a great game-both teams fought hard-some outstanding performances on both sides-Barkley is a going to be a player!!!”

Arsenal forward Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) has his say: “We worked very hard tonight… unfortunately we didn’t win. But everything is still possible and we will do our best to win against Fulham next Saturday !”

And finally, Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10), who was a second-half substitute, looks forward to the next game: “Hi Fans, close game, we missed the last punch tonight. Great #support!! See you in Fulham!! Poldi.”

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