Wilshere, Ramsey and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal sink Southampton
Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal move four points clear with a victory over Southampton
Arsenal moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Saints goalkeeper Artur Boruc gifted Olivier Giroud the opener in the 22nd minute at Emirates Stadium after he was caught dwelling on a back-pass for too long and allowed the striker to tap home.
And Giroud put the game beyond the visitors when he fired home a penalty in the 86th minute after Jose Fonte was penalised for pulling Per Mertesacker’s shirt.
The game prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Golfer and Arsenal fan Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) is stunned as Boruc’s error puts the Gunners ahead: “I wonder if Boruc is thinking…….. oh Boruc..Hahahaha what a cock up.”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is quick to chime in after Giroud makes it 1-0: “Fortunately, you don’t need an extra yard of speed when Boruc’s brain suddenly tells him he’s Lionel Messi. #Afc #Giroud”
Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) gets involved: “I didn’t know John Cleese was in goal for Southampton #Boruc”
And so does former Wales international Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8): “Oh no oh no oh no !! What an earth was boruc doing , hahahahahahaha shocking 1-0”
Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) is stunned: “What was he doing Boruc???”
Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) is delighted as the Gunners are awarded a late penalty: “Yes that will be that then 2-0”
Morgan (@piersmorgan) reacts to the resulting goal in typical fashion: “BOOOOOOM! 2-0. Great penalty @_OlivierGiroud_ #Afc”
Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) is quick to respond to one of Morgan’s post-match tweets: “@piersmorgan: Top. Of. The. League. #Afc”……I say Piersy are you ready to apologise about all rubbish that you was throwing at Wenger”
To which Morgan (@piersmorgan) replies: “@Lord_Sugar #MindTheGap”
Arsenal youngster Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) is thrilled with the three points: “Great result from the boys today! Had fun being a photographer for the game with @Stuart_PhotoAFC & @priceyd101 too! #AFC”
And so is Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs (@KieranGibbs): “Big 3 points and clean sheet against a good side. #AFC #Arsenal”
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere (@jackwilshere) is putting his feet up after the victory: “Good win today against a very good team. SFC will finish in the top 6 this season! You heard it here first,Now watching Madrid! Decent Team!”
And Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) has the final say: “Good win against a well organised side today. Important result after other teams dropped points. Great to have Theo back from injury too”