Podolski, Eastmond & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Stoke

Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal beat Stoke City to move top of the Premier League table

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Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker celebrate the win Photo: Lukas Podolski/Instagram

Mesut Ozil had a hand in all three goals as Arsenal beat Stoke City to move top of the Premier League table on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker scored either side of Geoff Cameron’s goal at Emirates Stadium, before Bacary Sagna nodded home Ozil’s free-kick in the second half to seal the Gunners’ seventh straight win.

The match prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter, and here are our favourite updates from the big names, in chronological order.

Injured Arsenal midfielder Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) wishes his team-mates luck: “It’s matchday !! Hope for next big game of the lads, all the best for the team vs Stoke! #afc #arsenal #podolski #poldi #aha”

Former England striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) is expecting a tough test for the Gunners: “Arsenal looking pretty good lately but I’ve been really impressed with Stoke so far this season. This won’t be easy for The Gunners.”

Ex-Arsenal man Craig Eastmond ‏(@craigleastmond) wishes Serge Gnabry luck as the youngster is drafted into the starting line-up to replace the injured Theo Walcott: “Watching #afc good luck @SergeGnabry”

Former Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft ‏(@JanAageFjortoft) is looking forward to seeing how Ozil copes: “Big game for Özil today! He maybe be one of the best in the world in the world, but can he do it against Stoke….Looks good so far #skypl”

Golfer Ian Poulter ‏(@IanJamesPoulter) is looking forward to a busy day of sporting action: “Great morning of sport. Formula 1 in Singapore, and Arsenal playing Stoke. Man U vs Man city later. Feet up coffee time.”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is thrilled to see Ramsey get on the scoresheet again: “BOOOMMM!!! 1-0. Unbelievable – @aaronramsey AGAIN. Thank God I saw his potential last season and stood by him. #Afc”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) is stunned to see the Potters concede a goal from a set-piece: “Stoke really have changed. They’ve conceded a goal from a set piece.”

Dynamo Moscow defender Christopher Samba ‏(@c4samba) is enjoying the game: “Watching the arsenal stoke game – good so far 2-1”

Former Liverpool man Ryan Babel (‏@RyanBabel) keeps his followers updated as Sagna extends Arsenal’s lead: “Sagna… 3-1”

Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) is impressed by the home debutant: “This Özil fella looks a decent player. Where ever did they find him?”

Poulter (‏@IanJamesPoulter) is thrilled with the performance and the result: “Are Arsenal top of the league? Oh yes they are. Ozil is class. Looking good. Finally playing the football they should and can.”

No pun intended from Podolski (‏@Podolski10), who has the final say: “Just a Per-fect day;)) great 3:1 win. come on AFC! Poldi #afc #arsenal #per #lukaspodolski #podolski…”

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