Podolski, Ozil and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal sink Cardiff

Lukas Podolski and Mesut Özil both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal beat Cardiff 3-0 to move seven points clear at the top

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Olivier Giroud posed with Mathieu Flamini before the game Photo: Olivier Giroud/Instagram

Arsenal moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 3-0 win at Cardiff City on Saturday.

Aaron Ramsey headed in Mesut Özil’s cross in the 29th minute to give the Gunners the lead before substitute Mathieu Flamini rifled home to make it 2-0 late on.

And in-form midfielder Ramsey then added gloss to the scoreline when he drilled in a third in stoppage time.

Saturday’s Premier League games inevitably prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.

Golfer Ian Poulter ‏(@IanJamesPoulter) is thrilled to see Ramsey make it 3-0: “Great finish Ramsey….. Loving the exhibition at the end.”

Scotland international James Mcarthur (‏@jamesmcarthur16) wants some of the midfielder’s secret tonic: “Can I have whatever Aaron Ramsey is having #goals #arsenal”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) is impressed by Ramsey’s sparkling form: “I wonder what the odds were on @aaronramsey scoring 13 goals before December… #Afc”

Ugo Monye (‏@ugomonye) appears to be happy: “Classic @Arsenal 3-0 #TopTopTopOfTheLeague”

Ex-England international Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) chimes in: “Arsenal go 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Wenger Out…..of this world.”

Team GB hero and Gunners fan Mo Farah (‏@Mo_Farah) is ecstatic after the final whistle: “Great start to the morning..!!! #Arsenal”

Club-record signing Mesut Özil (‏@MesutOzil1088) is understandably delighted, too: “3:0 away. what a game. I love this team and this Club. #premierleague #arsenalfc.”

Ex-England striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) has had some tweets aimed his way: “I love the Arsenal fans that tweet me abuse every time their team win just because I predicted they would come 5th prior to the season.”

Arsenal’s two-goal hero Aaron Ramsey ‏(@aaronramsey) pays tribute to his former employers: “The fans were incredible today, really appreciate it. Very special to play in Cardiff again, proud day”

And injured Gunners forward Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) adds his praise: “Yes! Perfect day for AFC, 8th win on the road!!!!!!!! #afc #arsenal #coyg #welldone #gunners…”

Elsewhere, Norwich City’s Anthony Pilkington ‏(@Pilkington_11) is happy to see the Canaries beat Crystal Palace 1-0: “Great win for the boys today! It’s all about the 3 points! @HOOP588 (Gary Hooper) another sausage roll pal”

West Ham’s Ravel Morrison ‏(@morrisonravel) praises two-goal hero Carlton Cole after a 3-0 win over London rivals Fulham: “Great win today #WHU.. So happy Buzzing for my Boy the big man @CarltonCole1 for his Goal and performance #TopBaller”

And finally, Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (‏@asmir1) apologises to Potters fans after a 4-0 drubbing at Everton: “Bad performance by us today, credit to Everton, fully deserved the win! Onto the next one for us. Great support as always! #potternation”

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