Anderson, Wright & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal and Man United draw

Viv Anderson and Ian Wright both tweet their thoughts after Robin van Persie scores in a 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Man United

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Robin van Persie scored against Arsenal on Sunday Robin van Persie/Twitter

Robin van Persie scored a first-half penalty on his return to The Emirates as Manchester United secured a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.

Van Persie’s misplaced pass led to Theo Walcott putting the home side ahead before the Netherlands international scored his 25th Premier League goal of the season from the spot following Bacary Sagna’s foul.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals past and present, in chronological order, after the stalemate in north London.

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) reckons Van Persie enjoyed his moment in the spotlight: “Looks like Van Persie enjoyed that guard of honour. Fancy goals here… #2.5over”

Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) particularly enjoys the opener: “Ooooooohhh, Robin van Personally-Responsible-For-The-Goal…. Ouch. That #VanPursestrings shot just hit me on the head in Washington.”

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (‏@Robbie9Fowler) isn’t impressed with the Red Devils: “Man U look like they had a good night out last night….”

Former Newcastle defender Warren Barton (‏@warrenbarton) poses the question we all want the answer too: “It’s a pen..RVP???”

Everton legend Peter Reid ‏(@reid6peter) is impressed by the striker’s calm spot-kick: “RVP class la!”

Former United defender Viv Anderson ‏(@Anderson_Viv) brings a comic book element to the game: “Batman’s partner at it again #RVP!”

Ex-United striker Dion Dublin ‏(@DionDublinsDube) hails Van Persie’s composure: “RVP cool as you like under massive pressure #player”

Even Arsenal legend Ian Wright ‏(@IanWright0) can’t resist praising Van Persie: “Great pen under pressure!”

England batsman Kevin Pietersen (‏@kevinpp24) can’t help a tweet at Morgan: “@piersmorgan STOP carrying on like you wouldn’t change jobs for more money & more fame! Be happy for RVP.. Good move from him!”

Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) reckons Sagna should be sent off: “Dowd loves a yellow card, even more surprising sagna never got his second before!”

Everton captain Phil Neville (@fizzer18) praises the referee’s decision: “Great decision Phil Dowd, well done!”

Newcastle defender Danny Simpson (‏@dannysimpson) disagrees: “Sagna’s lucky there.”

Former Nottingham Forest star Jan Aage Fjortoft ‏(@JanAageFjortoft) can’t read Sagna: “Body-language very underestimated in football. I need a translator to understand Sagna’s language.”

Liverpool youngster Adam Morgan ‏(@AMorgan94) revels in his recent Under-21 goal-scoring exploits: “Robin can Persie only scored one past Szczesny – amateur hahah #joking”

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole (‏@TheRealAC3) is pleased to win 2-0 against Swansea: “Great result today #cfc in a very happy mood.”

Finally, former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) reckons Arsenal and Chelsea will finish in the top four: “I think Spurs will be the ones who miss out on champions league football!”

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