Wright, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal lose to West Ham
Ian Wright and Gary Lineker take to Twitter as Arsenal lose 2-0 to West Ham United in their opening Premier League game
Petr Cech endured an Arsenal debut to forget after West Ham United were comfortable 2-0 winners at The Emirates.
The Hammers edged into a first-half lead after Cheikhou Kouyate beat Cech to a set-piece delivery and guided a header past the stranded Arsenal goalkeeper.
West Ham forward Mauro Zarate doubled the away side’s lead in the second half after the Uruguay international caught Cech out at his near post on his Emirates Stadium debut.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to West Ham’s surprise win in north London.
Spurs legend Gary Lineker reckons Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be rethinking his decision to sign Cech after the goalkeeper’s first-half error:
Think Arsene Wenger might need to sign a keeper before the window shuts.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 9, 2015
Ryder Cup hero and long-suffering Gunners fan Ian Poulter can’t quite believe the start of the season for the north Londoners:
Czech that was not how to start your debut…….
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 9, 2015
Arsenal legend Ian Wright wants to see Mesut Ozil get on the ball more and Francis Coquelin to keep things simple:
"Coquelin as got Ozil and Cazorla to give the ball to and he's still trying to make passes …" http://t.co/d9RKosM2FA
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 9, 2015
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is hoping that Arsenal can spare Cech’s blushes on his debut:
For Peter Cech's sake #afc need to pull this back….everyone's signing of the season coming with some indecision…
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 9, 2015
Another ex-Red Devil Danny Higginbotham wants to see Theo Walcott on the pitch:
Walcott needs to come on for Arsenal. Get him through the middle creating space for players behind him to dictate.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) August 9, 2015
Lord Sugar, like the rest of us, is looking forward to seeing Piers Morgan’s reaction when he check Twitter:
You don't want to land they are losing 2 nil at 64 mins https://t.co/3VevrJvTGq
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) August 9, 2015
Finally, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler reminds Twitter to pay credit to a good West Ham side:
West Ham have been shit hot today….
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) August 9, 2015