Twitter explodes as Arsenal finally win an away game to keep top 4 hopes alive
Arsenal finally claimed a win over a league opposition for the first time since 28th January – when they won 5-0 away to Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners recorded a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Middlesbrough to keep their slim hopes for a top 4 finish alive and the victory brought an end to 5 consecutive away defeats for Arsene Wenger’s side against top-flight oppositions.
Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with an excellent free-kick before Alvaro Negredo equalised for the goal-shy outfit. The Emirates stadium outfit were staring at another draw when Mesut Ozil stepped up and buried a right-footed effort past a diving Brad Guzan. The win helped the Gunners climb to 6th position in the league table, while it almost sealed the fate of the Riverside outfit.
However, the most unique trait of Arsenal’s game was their formation with manager Arsene Wenger deploying 3 at the back for the first time since May 1997, almost 20 years since he last used it.
Twitter, as you would expect, rejoiced after the Gunners finally won some points. Here are the best tweets, some from Arsenal fans who were relieved with the win and some from fans of other clubs, who trolled Wenger’s side on their current situation.
Gary Lineker has a point...
Despite what has been said in recent weeks, Alexis Sanchez looks happy!
Who is the best player at Arsenal again?
After playing 3 at the back, no subs. Wenger really is reinventing himself!
Their body language is questionable, at best!
The state of Arsenal!
When nothing goes as per plan, or so he thought!
Should Arsenal break the bank for Alexis Sanchez? These fans certainly think so.
And it’s about to come true....