Wednesday night saw Arsenal cruise to victory over Turkish side Fenerbahce on a score-line of 3-0 in their Champions League qualifier.
Goals from Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud was enough to see the Gunners overcome a potentially tricky opponent.
Thankfully for Arsene Wenger, his side produced a very good display of football to help to banish the memories of their opening Premier League defeat to Aston Villa.
The performance, as well as the result, will go some way to restoring the faith amongst fans that Wenger is the man for the job, and that their first domestic result was merely a blip on an otherwise upward trajectory.
Granted Arsenal still have some way to go to catch up with the strength of some of the other squads in the league and in Europe, but they still have time to bring in some big names and, what they need most of all – a midfield general.
So, with the best of the past, journalists and punters alike all taking to twitter following the result, it’s time to take a look at the best reaction to the game.
And we’ll start with one of the goalscorers on the night:
Great feeling to get our season going with a result like that. Nice to score too, hopefully more to come!
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 21, 2013
T.V personality, and avid Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan also weighed in:
True Arsenal fans will be quadrupling the pressure on Wenger to buy big. Dumb ones will say tonight's win means we don't need to. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 21, 2013
An unlikely source of appreciation came from an old rival:
Do you know something? When great clubs are in trouble they shut everyone up!! And I respect that!
— G.Neville (@GNev2) August 21, 2013
And finally, some words of praise from a champion:
Think arsenal deserve some serious praise for the way they handled that match… #welcometoheaven
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) August 21, 2013
Of course, while the result was a meaningful one, it’s down to Wenger and company to use this victory as a springboard to push them on to more and more success.
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