Ozil, Morgan and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal down Middlesbrough

Mesut Ozil and Piers Morgan both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the FA Cup

Arsenal booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners took the lead in the 27th minute when Olivier Giroud steered in the opener in north London.

And the French striker made it 2-0 just two minutes later when he brilliantly volleyed in Alexis Sanchez’s corner.

The Gunners held firm in the second half and showed some flashes of brilliance as the holders continued the defence of their title.

Sunday’s big game prompted plenty of activity on Twitter, and here are some of our favourite updates.

England Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is in awe of a certain Chilean forward: “Alexis Sanchez is ridiculously good.”

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) runs the rule over Gunners debutant Gabriel Paulista as the home side keep a clean sheet: “Impressive debut by Gabriel Paulista. Looks steely. Great team performance. Well done, lads. #afc”

Team GB hero and Arsenal fan Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) is a happy man: “Great win….!!!! Well done boys…!! Next stop…#afc #gunners”

Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) pokes fun at Morgan: “Arsenal had easy run in F.A. Cup. Looks like they might win it again. More silverware for @piersmorgan to polish. The only job he has now.”

Troy Townsend (@Towno10) is looking forward to Monday night’s draw: “Liverpool v Arsenal #FACup6thRd anyone?”

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) admits his former side were comfortable: “Szczesny could have had a cigar on the pitch instead of the showers. Not tested. Hope Boro will be here next year in which the Premier League.”

And finally, Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) is a happy man: “Well-deserved victory. next round. quarterfinals #YaGunnersYa #FACup”

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