Dixon, Wright & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Tottenham

Lee Dixon and Ian Wright both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Emirates Stadium

Olivier Giroud
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud scored against Spurs

Olivier Giroud fired Arsenal to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The France international scored his fourth goal of the season to give the Gunners a vital win against their top-four rivals, who started four of their summer signings.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to events at The Emirates.

Ex-Aston Villa midfielder (Ian Taylor ‏@IanTaylor7) is impressed by Giroud’s strike: “Great finish from #Giroud.I can hear @darrenbyfield and @srslade screaming from here!! #AFC 1 #THFC 0 #PremierLeague”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) praises Walcott’s movement for the goal: “Walcott’s run from out wide to in has really improved..great for a midfielder and horrible for defenders!! #Timing”

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) isn’t filled with confidence by Hugo Lloris: “I think there’s a fair chance Hugo Lloris will get pick up a few red cards in his career. Kamikaze at times.”

Norwich City midfielder Bradley Johnson (‏@Bradley4Johnson) can see Arsenal embodying the derby spirit: “Think a lot more Arsenal players know more about the importance & pride of a north London derby than the Spurs players do!!! #hungry #AFC”

QPR striker Jay Bothroyd ‏(@jaybothroyd) hails Aaron Ramsey: “Once again Ramsey running the midfield along with Cazorla.”

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (‏@piersmorgan) isn’t moaning – for a change: “Giroud’s been immense today. #Arsenal”

Former Nottingham Forest star Jan Aage Fjortoft ‏(@JanAageFjortoft) reckons Wenger might not spend now: “Arsene Wenger just got another argument NOT to anything in this transfer window.”

Ex-Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) shows his sporting side: “Well done Wenger. Arsenal fans be thankful you have the best manger in the PL. By the way I reluctantly predicted this result yesterday.”

Former Wimbledon striker Jason Euell (‏@jasoneuell) sees the irony in this summer’s transfer market: “Arsenal spent £0 Tottenham spent £100m approx. Haha! #Gooners”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‏(@IanWright0) can’t hide his delight: “Hahahahaha.”

Finally, ex-Gunners defender Lee Dixon ‏(@LeeDixon2) is happy: “I’m keeping quiet. Long season. #smug”

Roy Keane
Roy Keane names three players he’d keep at Man United
Martin Keown
Martin Keown wants to see Arsenal sign Adama Traore from Wolves
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC prepare £33.4m offer for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips - report
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Juventus want Arsenal to include Thomas Partey in Arthur Melo deal - report
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC search for January signing
Roy Keane
Roy Keane names three players he’d keep at Man United
Martin Keown
Martin Keown wants to see Arsenal sign Adama Traore from Wolves
Gossip
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC prepare £33.4m offer for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips - report
Gossip
Mikel Arteta
Juventus want Arsenal to include Thomas Partey in Arthur Melo deal - report
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC search for January signing
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature