Ozil, Podoski and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace
Mesut Özil and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal beat Crystal Palace and move top of the table
Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored both goals in the second half at Emirates Stadium as the Gunners move two points ahead of Manchester City, who host Chelsea on Monday.
Sunday’s late kick-off inevitably prompted a flurry of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) gives his half-time assessment: “Palace defending well. Always gonna be a tough game. 1 0 for the Gooners would be perfect. Palace organised under pullis. #patient”
Ex-Norwich man Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) is impressed by the visitors: “Palace doing a job on Arsenal so far, get Henry on he’d bang a few in! #Ncfc”
Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon (@LeeDixon2) urges the Gunners to attack: “Park the bus! Time to get wider and quicker and go around the bus! Jeeeez”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is delighted to see The Ox open the scoring with a neat chip: “English footballers just can’t stop scoring. Lovely finish from Oxlade-Chamberlain.”
Ex-Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) analyses the goal: “1-0 Oxlade-Chamberlain – 1. Receive the ball 2. Wait a bit – see 3. Chip 4. Goal. Most players forget point 2. #afc”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) tweets his customary celebration: “BOOOOOM! 2-0. Magnificent by The Ox @Alex_OxChambo – great to have him back. #Afc”
Team GB hero Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) is thrilled: “Great goal…!! @Alex_OxChambo thats my boy…!! Come on @Arsenal shabba…!!”
Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) is the first of the Arsenal boys to get online after the final whistle: “2:0! We did it again! Great game, congrats to Ox! #afc #gunners #TopOfTheLeague #theox #poldi #aha”
Injured Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) is delighted: “Well done lads! Good win, clean sheet and great goals @Alex_OxChambo”
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) hails a step in the right direction: “2:0 – one more step on a long way.”
And that just leaves man-of-the-match Oxlade-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) to have the final say: “Good win today and nice to get a few goals! #AFC #Gunners #Arsenal #MOM #TopOfTheLeague #Ox #poldi #Ozil #Santi #Giroud #koscielny”