Parlour, Ferdinand and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Palace

Ray Parlour and Rio Ferdinand tweet their thoughts after Arsenal are 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

Arsenal recorded their first Premier League win of the season after a Damien Delaney own goal sealed a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

France international Olivier Giroud’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Palace defender Joel Ward before Delaney inadvertently put the ball into his own net.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to the north London side’s close-fought victory.

Celebrity Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan isn’t feeling too confident about the FA Cup holders’s chances:

Former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton is impressed with Giroud’s opener at Selhurst Park:

Spurs legend Gary Lineker forgets loyalties and heaps praise on Giroud:

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has special praise for Mesut Ozil for his role in the goal:

Former Manchester City man Rodney Marsh isn’t impressed with Laurent Koscielny’s defending for Ward’s leveller:

More from Match Of The Day host Lineker:

Finally, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour hails the north London side’s edgy win:

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