Wilshere, Seaman and more: Twitter reaction after Arsenal beat Chelsea
Jack Wilshere and David Seaman take to Twitter after Arsenal ease to 1-0 victory over Chelsea in Community Shield at Wembley
Arsenal landed an early psychological blow in the Premier League title race after the Gunners were 1-0 winners against Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley.
England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored what proved to be a 24th-minute winner after the Arsenal forward’s powerful finish beat Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea midfielder Ramires missed a good chance to find the net for the Premier League champions in the first half before Eden Hazard blasted an effort over the crossbar with just Petr Cech to beat.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Arsenal’s victory in the season’s curtain raiser.
Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere was bitterly disappointed to miss the game due to injury:
Buzzing that the lads produces a performance like that and managed to bring the Shield back to the Emirates! Gutted not to be involved #AFC
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) August 2, 2015
Manchester United legend Andy Cole is impressed with the north London side’s performance against the reigning English champions:
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) August 2, 2015
Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman is feeling confident about the Gunners’s prospects ahead of the new campaign:
Nice little confidence booster for the new season #2trophiesfortheteamphoto!!
— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) August 2, 2015
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the result is significant for Arsenal, but doesn’t expect Chelsea to be too concerned:
No big deal for Chelsea but psychologically for Arsenal to beat Chelsea can only help them going into the new season.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 2, 2015
Finally, former QPR midfielder Joey Barton is quietly impressed with Arsene Wenger’s men:
Looked resilient today Arsenal. Encouraging signs if they are to challenge for the title. Expect to see a lot more from Chelsea this year.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) August 2, 2015