Neville, Carragher and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Newcastle

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal beat 10-man Newcastle United 1-0

Arsenal moved up to fifth place in the Premier League table thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory over 10-man Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s deflected shot in the 52nd minute was all that separated the two teams after Newcastle were reduced to 10 men when Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off early on for a dangerous challenge on Francis Coquelin.

The Gunners had a number of chances to add to their opener but failed to find away past Tim Krul.

The game prompted plenty of activity on Twitter, and here are some of our favourite updates from during the match.

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville claims that Arsenal should have had a penalty when Aaron Ramsey was brought down in the box:

Dietmar Hamann is not impressed by Andre Marriner’s decision to send off Mitrovic:

Jamie Carragher responds to Neville’s point:

And Rio Ferdinand agrees:

Rodney Marsh chimes in after the sending off:

Mario Melchiot has his say on the decision:

Arsenal shareholder Piers Morgan is his old self again:

But he is quick to change his tune:

Ferdinand has his say on the Gunners’ opener:

Andy Cole chimes in:

And that just leaves Morgan to have the final say on Arsenal’s transfer business:

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