Ozil, Wilshere and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat West Ham

Mesut Özil and Jack Wilshere both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal come from behind to beat West Ham 3-1

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Arsenal's Mesut Özil Photo: Mesut Özil/Instagram

Theo Walcott scored two second-half goals as Arsenal came from behind to win 3-1 at West Ham and move back to the top of the Premier League table.

Walcott’s double came after Carlton Cole had given the Hammers the lead early in the second half, with substitute Lukas Podolski firing home the third 10 minutes from time.

The Boxing Day clash at Upton Park prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order as usual.

Golfer and Arsenal fan Ian Poulter (‏@IanJamesPoulter) is not impressed by a certain striker: “Giroud is having a nightmare. Should have put that away.”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) expects the Gunners to win after Walcott equalises: “If arsenal don’t go on and win this I’ll be very surprised….”

Rugby star Ugo Monye ‏(@ugomonye) chimes in: “Thank u Theo #Arsenal”

Former Blackburn Rovers man Lars Bohinen (‏@TV2Lars) is impressed by the Gunners’ build-up play: “Lovely Arsenal play before walcott goal. #Gunners #Arsenal”

Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner (‏@bendtnerb52), who was a second-half substitute, is the first to his phone after the final whistle: “Great result. Amazing spirit and fight to get back. Fans support thruout the game was outstanding! @aaronramsey 23today! Happy Birthday COYG”

Playmaker Mesut Özil ‏(@MesutOzil1088) soon follows suit and praises his fellow Germany international: “Three points and a short way home. Poldi is a hero.” And Özil later added on Facebook: “3-1 away win against ‪#‎WHU‬. great response from the team. thank you Poldi. and thanks to our fans for the great support.”

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey (‏@aaronramsey), who was forced off with a thigh strain, delivers his post-match thoughts: “Thanks for all the birthday messages. Great comeback today but gutted to have come off, we’ll see how bad it is. Enjoy Boxing Day everyone. Oh, and brilliant to see @Podolski10 back with a goal #aha”

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta ‏(@m8arteta) is delighted: “Nice to celebrate my 100th Arsenal appearence with a great win! Thanks for ur incredible support! Partido 100 con l Arsenal y gran victoria!!”

And finally, the suspended Jack Wilshere (‏@JackWilshere) praises the returning Podolski: “Congratulations @Podolski10 back with a bang! And well done to the lads on a well earned 3 points! Hope @aaronramsey gets better soon!”

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