Word on the Tweet: Sympathy for Arsenal from unexpected sources and a blessing for the new Pope

The Gunners' heroic defeat against Bayern Munich has drawn sympathy from even an old enemy, while a WOTT favourite explains his omission from the Papal elections
While the Twittersphere was understandably awash with Arsenal's so-near-yet-so-far escapade against Bayern Munich, Millwall's FA Cup clash at Blackburn also attracted attention from as far afield as the USA.

Meanwhile, Robert Snodgrass and Joey Barton are not afraid to discuss ecumenical matters, with each of them welcoming Pope Francis to the biggest job in the Vatican.

There's all that and more in today's Word on the Tweet...

"Get it in the mixer Arsenal"

Clearly Steven Reid has never watched Arsene Wenger's team before.

"Gutted we couldn't get over the finish line tonight. Proud of the boys performance though and great support from all the fans #AFC"

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
takes pride in a glorious failure from Arsenal. Seems he's well drilled in life at the Emirates...

"Good victory this is what we needed 2 get back keep the momentum, looking forward 4 the next match can't wait 2 get involved again!!"

Lukas Podolski
is optimistic that his side's win will give them the confidence they need to secure Champions League qualification so that they can go and crash out in the first knockout round again next year.

"Hate the away goals rule... Even penalties are more fair"

Robert Huth
sympathises with the Gunners, perhaps paving the way for a beautiful friendship to blossom between Stoke and Arsenal?

"Seen at least 3 foot up challenges tonight, that were all worse than Nani's last week. Not one got a red card."

Gary Lineker is simply not letting it go.


Michu eloquently points out that there was another Champions League tie taking place last night.

"Massive congratulations to @millwall_fc so happy to say that I wore the famous jersey. #priceless  #facup"

Tim Cahill
(pictured) congratulates the team that he reached FA Cup final with back in 2004. I think he means 'infamous'...

"You can't blame Appleton for taking the job, great chance for him but you have to question who appointed him! #givemeareason"

Robbie Savage demands answers from the Blackburn board. Does he know that these are the same people who appointed Steve Kean and Henning Berg?

"The new pope sounds like a guy you meet up the savoy .... Knocking back chauffeurs and limozines and taking the bus way the lads #buspass"

winger Robert Snodgrass gives Pope Francis his blessing. The cardinals can rest easy.

"Decided not to apply for Pope job this time round. Got loads on my plate at the minute. Maybe, next time. Congratulations to Pope Francis x"

Joey Barton
explains his extraordinary snub. A nice little kiss for God's new representative on earth there as well.