Podolski, Ozil and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Liverpool
Lukas Podolski and Mikel Arteta both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal secure an impressive 2-0 victory over Liverpool
Arsenal moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 2-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday.
Santi Cazorla volleyed home midway through the first half, before Aaron Ramsey’s stunning strike sealed the victory on the hour-mark at Emirates Stadium.
Saturday’s big game inevitably caused a flurry of reaction on Twitter, and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Ex-Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg (@freddie) has been looking forward to the game: “Finally kick-off time. Come on you Gunners!”
Former Liverpool man Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) is impressed by the north London side’s opener: “Great move by Arsenal and what a finish by Cazorla …Liverpool got to keep the ball better otherwise Arsenal will wear them out”
Free agent Jody Morris (@morriskid) senses that the Gunners are in the ascendancy: “Arsenal playing some lovely stuff ere”
And after his goal makes it 2-0, Ramsey earns himself praise from Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77): “What a goal from Ramsey.”
As well as ex-Everton man Peter Reid (@reid6peter): “Ramsey, how good is that lad.”
Jockey AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) chimes in, too: “What a goal @aaronramsey happy days!”
And Arsenal midfield legend Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) is also impressed by the Welshman: “2 0 that man again @aaronramsey well done mate.”
Meanwhile, celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) has been thrilled by Ramsey’s recent form: “The more Ramsey proves me wrong, the more I love it. Absolutely incredible transformation from last season to this. And yes, Wenger stuck with him – and thus deserves huge credit. @aaronramsey #Afc”
BBC presenter Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) can’t help a cheeky plug: “Marvellous goal by Ramsey. Lots to savour on #MOTD tonight. BBC1 10.25
After the final whistle, Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) reiterates his stances: “Repeat message. Wenger the best manager in PL @piersmorgan worse Arsenal fan in the history of the club. #worsefanpiersy”
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) is looking ahead to next weekend: “Impressive Arsenal. Looking forward already to the United game next Sunday!! Enjoy your night”
Injured Gunners forward Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) tweets his delight: “Emirates is a big place for big games. Like tonight!!! Well done AFC #afc #arsenal #topoftheleague”
Club-record signing Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) was impressed by the speed of Arsenal’s game: “That was Football in formula 1 speed. It’s wonderful to be a gunner. Thanks all.”
And finally, midfielder Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) posts a picture with Ramsey after the victory: “Another great win today!! This guy its on fire!!!”