Ferdinand, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Olympiacos

Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker take to Twitter after Arsenal's 3-0 win against Olympiacos on Wednesday night

Arsenal sealed a remarkable group-stage comeback and booked their place in the Champions League last 16 thanks to Olivier Giroud’s hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiacos.

The France international broke the deadlock with a header in the first half followed by a close-range finish in the 49th minute before the striker completed a brilliant performance and hat-trick with a goal from the penalty spot.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as Arsenal qualified for the knock-out stage after a run of three wins in their last four group-stage games.

Outspoken Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan isn’t too confident about the Gunners’s chances:

However, Giroud’s opener prompts a marginally more optimistic outlook from Morgan:

Gary Lineker reckons Arsene Wenger’s side have every chance of progressing after the Frenchman’s effort:

Former Palace defender Peter Ramage highlights Mesut Ozil’s outstanding pass in the lead up to the breakthrough goal:

Emmanuel Frimpong is very, very happy:

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand is hoping to see a response from the hosts:

Former Chelsea manger Ruud Gullit hails Arsenal after their memorable Champions League comeback:

Finally, rugby star and Arsenal fan Ugo Monye is getting into the festive spirit:

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