Ozil, Sanogo and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Everton
Mesut Özil and Yaya Sanogo both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal beat Everton 4-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals
Arsenal moved a step closer to ending their nine-year wait for a trophy thanks to a 4-1 victory over Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Mesut Özil gave the Gunners the lead at Emirates Stadium in the seventh minute with a side-footed finish, but the visitors drew level when Romelu Lukaku tapped in Ross Barkley’s cross before half-time.
Mikel Arteta’s penalty then put Arsenal 2-1 up in the 68th minute, before substitute Olivier Giroud added gloss to the scoreline with two neat finishes.
The FA Cup clash inevitably prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Injured Everton midfielder Darron Gibson (@D_gibson4) gets into the pre-match spirit: “Come on lads! LETS Go!!! #COYB”
Team GB hero and Arsenal fan Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) cannot hide delight as the Gunners secure the victory: “Happy days…….!!!! Yeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!! #AFCvEFC”
Arsenal star Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) thanks the fans after an impressive display in north London: “4:1 – that was important. Thanks all for the support.”
Everton youngster Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) is upset with the result: “Gutted. Disappointing result… But fans where different class as always!”
Injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) sets the fans on their way: “Que sera sera….. #AFC”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) gives us his post-match thoughts: “Fantastic performance/win. As Arsene will doubtless say, we showed ‘great hunger and desire’. Ozil was brilliant today. Get behind him, Gooners…he’s the new Bergkamp. #afc”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) chimes in: “Arsenal are in some danger of winning a trophy.”
Arsenal’s Lukas Podloski (@Podolski10) is thrilled: “Going to Wembley !! My first time! Thanx Fans for your support!! #afc #FACup #COYG #poldi #aha #redarmy”
And finally, Gunners striker Yaya Sanogo takes to his Facebook page after the final whistle: “Great win today. Wonderful second half with Giroud on fire!! Amazing crowd!! Thanks to the gooners. Let’s go to Wembley. We want the FA CUP!!!”