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How Twitter reacted to Arsenal’s Monaco humiliation

| 26.02.2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oh mercy.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.