Wright, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal draw with Chelsea
Ian Wright and Gary Lineker tweet their thoughts after Arsenal draw 0-0 with Chelsea at Emirates Stadium
Chelsea edged closer to a fourth Premier League title at Emirates Stadium after a goalless draw with Arsenal.
Cesc Fabregas and Oscar had first-half penalty claims waved away by referee Michael Oliver, whilst the Gunners failed to test Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
The Blues are 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal after the stalemate, and here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) appears to think the west London side deserved a spot-kick after Oscar was taken out by David Ospina in the Arsenal penalty area: “If one player breathes on another outside the box refs give a foul. It needs to border on GBH for them to blow their whistle for a pen.”
Another penalty claim arises when Cesc Fabregas appears to be caught by Santi Cazorla, and Gunners legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) thinks the diminutive midfielder is lucky not to be penalised: “@RobbieSavage8 it was a foul but he didn’t have to overreact.”
Celebrity Gunner Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) wants to Arsene Wenger’s side adopt more of an attacking approach: “Come on Arsenal, we are not committing enough players into the last third. Can’t create those breakthrough passes. Chelsea defending well”
Irish forward Paddy Madden (@Paddymadden) rates Chelsea captain John Terry as the standout performer in the Premier League: “John terry is Still best CB in prem for me, good old school Defender, nothing fancy just defends like a warrior ”
Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) reckons referee Oliver has forgotten his whistle for the Emirates Stadium clash: “No pens today LOL….!!”
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) highlights Terry’s uncomprising defending in the second half: “JT ain’t messing about. #mmlove #CFC”
Finally, retired Southampton defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham0) runs through the many qualities of the Chelsea side: “To many get carried away with style over substance. Chelsea had style early in season when free scoring. Now substance with clean sheets.”