How Twitter reacted to Arsenal’s Monaco humiliation
Arsenal’s 3-1 loss at the Emirates to AS Monaco must rank as one of the darkest nights in the club’s recent history and yet for so long no one saw it coming.
The Gunners were expected to brush aside Arsene Wenger’s former team or at the very least head across the Channel with a lead.
Ahead of kick-off one man certainly seemed confident about the result: Piers Morgan.
A contender for possibly the worst Arsenal fan in the world, the outspoken television personality was full of beans before kick-off.
Fancy us to win today by a couple of goals. #AFCvMON
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 25, 2015
But the mood quickly changed with Morgan sounding like a sarcastic teenager in his summation of Arsenal on the night.
The game itself was a tale of two strikers and their contrasting fortunes in front of goal.
First up there was Olivier Giroud, who put in a performance reminiscent of Fernando Torres in his pomp. Just to be clear, that’s Torres in his Chelsea pomp.
— BETFUZE (@BETFUZE) February 25, 2015
Some couldn’t resist mocking the Frenchman for his fine looks and feeble efforts in front of goal.
While for others, it was just about highlighting the cold, hard stats behind his performance.
6 – Olivier Giroud’s total of six shots tonight is the most he has ever recorded in a CL game. All six, though, were off target. Spurned.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2015
Instead the night sort of belonged to a former Arsenal adversary, though in truth Dimitar Berbatov did only score once and he was playing against a Gunners backline that appeared to be made out of rapidly-melting chocolate.
But that didn’t stop people finding more pictures of him looking debonair.
Dimitar Berbatov out on the town last night like… pic.twitter.com/lc3oYPjv0C
— Not Match of the Day (@NOT_MOTD) February 26, 2015
Our personal highlight involving the former Spurs and Manchester United man actually came after the game, when the striker shot down a frankly daft question from Geoff Shreeves in his own Berba way.
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 25, 2015
And for those who missed it here’s the Bulgarian’s peach of a goal on the break against the Gunners.
But we will let Arsenal have the last word, with this truly regrettable tweet sent out ahead of kick-off.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 25, 2015
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