Arsenal stars join 'selfie' craze after north London derby win

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The world has gone selfie mad since Ellen DeGeneres gathered together a group of A-list friends at the Oscars for a picture, and now Arsenal stars have got in on the fun following their 1-0 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Tomas Rosicky's strike helped Arsenal claim all three points against their fierce rivals yesterday. The win moved the the Gunners up into third to leave them just six points adrift of leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.

Tottenham meanwhile are seven points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, who have three games in hand on Tim Sherwood's side.

Rosicky scored the game's only goal inside the first three minutes, and despite Tottenham enjoying the majority of possession Arsenal held out for a key win.

Szczesny opted for a very modern way of celebrating the win, retrieving his phone to take a picture of himself, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski in front of the travelling Arsenal supporters. 

So far over 76,000 people have liked the picture, which the Arsenal 'keeper shared on Facebook along with the message: "#COYG #Arsenal #LondonIsRed #Arsenal #Selfie"

Match-winner Rosicky believes the win over Tottenham puts Arsenal right in the title race - and says the result proves doubters who say the Gunners can't win the title wrong.

“You cannot influence what the people around you are saying. I mean no disrespect to you but I don’t care what you are saying," he said. "Don’t take it negatively but it is like that.

“Only what counts is that we come to the pitch and win the game. If we don’t win the game, obviously you are right. The only thing that you can influence is on the pitch. The truth is on the pitch. Nothing else matters.

“Since I’ve been in England and playing for Arsenal, it is the first time it has been like this. Four teams basically are fighting for the title. It is amazing for everyone — the players, the supporters, the media. It is great and it will be very interesting until the very last day of the season.

“If you or the other people believe in us or not, it doesn't matter for the team because we have to come and convince everyone on the pitch. The truth is on the pitch.”

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