Best Football Tweets: Arsenal is in control.

On derby weekend, both London and Manchester were painted red, Chelsea’s lavish spending is showing no signs of slowing down, and Gerard Pique’s fight with his ex-girlfriend Shakira became more widely known.

Arsenal now leads the league by eight points after a victory on Sunday. They also carried it out in Tottenham’s own backyard.

On Saturday, Manchester United defeated its regional rivals as well, in part due to some disputed officiating. In the Women’s Super League, a goal by Sam Kerr completely opened up the title race.

This week’s compilation of the top tweets from the football action over the weekend include all of that and more.

1. Arteta’s young guns continue to fire
With their victory on Sunday, Arsenal defeated Spurs at an away Premier League match for the first time since 2014.

Mikel Arteta was still a member of the Gunners squad at the time, and the Spanish manager’s belief in the potential of young players is paying off as a Premier League championship win becomes more possible.

Theo Walcott, a former Arsenal player, didn’t miss an opportunity to add salt to the wound after the game, reminding Spurs supporters of an FA Cup encounter in 2014 with a similar score.
A draw against Chelsea in the Women’s Super League leaves Arsenal three points behind Emma Hayes’ leaders with a match remaining.

Arsenal defender Lotte Wubben Moy seemed to be savoring the fact that the WSL title race is still very much up in the air.

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