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Twitter Reacts as Arsenal and Tottenham Both Lose in Premier League Title Race

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterMarch 2, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02 :  A dejected Olivier Giroud of Arsenal walks back with his team after Swansea City score to make it 1-2 during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium on March 02, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

Leicester City's draw with West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday meant both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could close the gap at the top with wins on Wednesday.

Tottenham got off to the worst possible start at the Boleyn Ground, as Michail Antonio put West Ham United ahead:

—Spurs can go to the top of the league with a win.

—Concede to West Ham seven minutes.

Lads… pic.twitter.com/PxkwIMeXlA

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 2, 2016

Michail Antonio at Upton Park 🔥

— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) March 2, 2016

The bottle job begins! West Ham 1-0 Spurs!

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 2, 2016

That’s been on the cards. Spurs look so nervous. They keep giving the ball away. West Ham, by contrast, well up for this.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) March 2, 2016

"If Spurs win tonight, they'll go top"... pic.twitter.com/gZsBATwi5j

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 2, 2016

Before Arsenal took the lead over Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium through Joel Campbell:

7’—West Ham 1-0 Tottenham
15’—Arsenal 1-0 Swansea (Campbell) pic.twitter.com/uSriIukBQF

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 2, 2016

pic.twitter.com/WLRGTrR9p3

— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) March 2, 2016

Campbell's electric tonight. Great to see. #afc

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 2, 2016

Spurs, meanwhile, were struggling badly:

This is getting ugly. Spurs are freaking out and they need half-time. And a cuddle.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) March 2, 2016

Spurs a bit shambolic here. So many misplaced passes and being hurried out of their stride. West Ham excellent.

— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) March 2, 2016

It wasn't long before the Swans hit back in north London:

Swansea have equalised against Arsenal, which might set up a glorious and inevitably successful battle for fourth spot for the Gunners.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 2, 2016

Arsenal 1-1 Swansea

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham

Claudio be like... pic.twitter.com/lP3LAHQjma

— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) March 2, 2016

Arsenal drawing at HT.
Spurs losing at HT.
Man City losing. pic.twitter.com/uyfnZd1St1

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 2, 2016

Meanwhile at the Emirates...

Gunnersaurus causing mayhem during HT at the Emirates.

(via @Zonal_Marking) pic.twitter.com/Atv8a9nMHE

— Coral (@Coral) March 2, 2016

Into the second half, and things weren't getting much better for Tottenham:

Spurs now hanging off the ropes, drooling blood and snot while their trainer prays for the bell.

— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) March 2, 2016

@iainmacintosh pic.twitter.com/nSypqFPZQV

— dmmmurray7 (@dmmmurray7) March 2, 2016

My favourite moment from this season will be when this half ends.

— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) March 2, 2016

Across London, Arsene Wenger attempted to turn the tide by replacing goalscorer Campbell with Danny Welbeck:

Huge boos for the decision to withdraw Campbell. The fans are FURIOUS.

— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) March 2, 2016

What?????? Wenger takes off the one player who's shown any bloody heart? Absolutely appalling management. #campbell

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 2, 2016

Scenes at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger takes off goal-scorer Joel Campbell. pic.twitter.com/QQPjiYr4kA

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 2, 2016

But it was the visitors who looked more like scoring:

Swansea should have scored. They will win this. Arsenal have run out of gas and the fans are losing patience...

— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 2, 2016

Emirates crowd walking a familiar fine line between their enduring love & their burning resentment towards their team. Could go either way

— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) March 2, 2016

...and score they did, as Ashley Williams put Swansea ahead:

Might be the quietest, most indistinct voice the Emirates stadium announcer has ever used for an away team goalscorer:

"ᴬˢʰᶫᵉʸ ᵂᶦᶫᶫᶦᵃᵐˢ"

— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceTel) March 2, 2016

Arsenal fans are walking out

— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) March 2, 2016

The last eight days for #Arsenal, in an image. pic.twitter.com/1Yi1HKYkxS

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 2, 2016

It was all great news for Leicester:

So Leicester are going to have increased their lead over three other clubs by drawing at home to West Brom

— Tom Adams (@tomEurosport) March 2, 2016

Claudio Ranieri's ever present smile gets a little wider.

— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) March 2, 2016

Leicester fans when they see Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City are all losing... pic.twitter.com/CmXT7lh6ey

— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) March 2, 2016

Leicester fans pretty happy right now.

— Ryan Bailey (@RyanJayBailey) March 2, 2016

It was starting to feel like nobody wanted to win the Premier League:

When Arsenal are given the chance to win the Premier League... pic.twitter.com/BIrNFwdlKK

— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) March 2, 2016

#CFC: Wanna win the League?#AFC: Nah. City?#MCFC: No. Spurs?#THFC: Nope. Man U?
[they laugh]#LCFC: Well, if you don’t mind...
[nips in]

— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 2, 2016

West Ham held out to beat Tottenham, while Arsenal were unable to find a way back against Swansea:

FT:

West Ham 1-0 Tottenham
Arsenal 1-2 Swansea

Want the Premier League, guys? pic.twitter.com/SJswaZUpzP

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 2, 2016

Fourth is our destiny. It is our dream. Our everything. #AFC

— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) March 2, 2016

What will happen next, in this the craziest of Premier League seasons...

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