Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain & more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal bounce back

Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both tweet their thoughts after Arsenal responded with a 3-0 win at Fenerbahce

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently sidelined with a knee problem Photo: Nike

Arsenal responded to their shock opening-day defeat in the best possible fashion as they ran out 3-0 winners in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie against Fenerbahce.

Four days after their shock 3-1 loss to Aston Villa, Kieran Gibbs gave the visitors the lead in the 51st minute before the impressive Aaron Ramsey made it 2-0 with a low strike.

Olivier Giroud then stroked home a penalty to give the north Londoners a commanding advantage heading into next Tuesday’s return leg.

Here are some of our favourite tweets from the professionals both past and present, as the action unfolded in Turkey.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) gives us his pre-match prediction: “Fenerbahce vs Arsenal….who ya going for people?! Arsenal win 2-1 I’m thinking!”

Former Derby County captain Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) let’s us know who he’s supporting: “Come on arsenal”

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) updates his followers: “For those not watching its 0-0 for Arsenal v Fenerbahce, the Gooners the better team so far but not created a lot”

QPR’s Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is not impressed by the opening exchanges: “This Arsenal game is worse than the cricket…”

Ex-Wales international Iwan Roberts (@iwanwroberts) praises the Gunners after Gibbs gives them the lead: “Great goal and great play by Ramsey”

Injured Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) is thrilled for his team-mates: “GIBBOOOO!!!! Whats he doing that far up the pitch??!! aha! Love that :D #ARSvsFNB”

Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) reckons he is still on track: “Yes arsenal….my prediction looking on the cards!!”

Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) updates us with the score after Ramsey makes it 2-0: “2-0 arsenal well in control”

Savage (@RobbieSavage8) praises his fellow Welshman: “Ramsey looks a different player this season !”

And Barton (@Joey7Barton) reserves praise for Ramsey: “Think Ramsey has been class tonight. Arsenal have control this tie from the moment it kick off. Solid performance.”

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) praises the Gunners for bouncing back as they go 3-0 up: “Do you know something? When great clubs are in trouble they shut everyone up!! And I respect that!”

Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) chimes in: “Arsenal showing exactly why they don’t need to spend money…”

And finally, the injured Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) cannot hide his delight at the result: “Well done boys, so happy!!! Let’s finish it on Tuesday!!”

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