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Twitter reacts as snowstorm threatens Arsenal’s trip to West Brom (temporarily)

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West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal fans were forced to look forward to the fate of their clash at the Hawthorns on Saturday night after a heavy snowstorm took control of the Midlands.

As the kick-off quickly approached, concerns began to grow over whether the game would take place when a snowstorm blanketed the pitch in snow. The gardeners worked quickly to make the lines visible on the green turf under the white, and referee Martin Atkinson was happy the game was going.

Mikel Arteta, Sam Allardyce, Martin Atkinson
Damage assessment | Michael Regan / Getty Images

But with the game at risk, you guys on Twitter were at your best as always.

While there were fears that some players might not be successful under these conditions, a man who would be in his element came to mind. Scottish Kieran Tierney will be more used to the cold than some players from sunnier climates, and we all knew he would be well prepared for that trip to the snow.

However, a stupid man quickly doubted Tierney’s resistance under these conditions …

But Tierney did not disappoint.

And we all had a good laugh at the defender’s expense anyway. Fair play with the guy, he’s made of tough stuff.

But if there’s one game you wouldn’t like, it’s a trip down Sam Allardyce’s side in the freezing cold, with the snow crashing down. Mikel Arteta had to fear the worst …

Some Gooners weren’t convinced their team’s chances in such a tough set of conditions, and the apologies began to unfold before a ball was kicked.

Even divine intervention won’t save you from Big Sam, man.

Luckily for soccer fans around the world, the pitch has been sanctioned as safe and playable, and that false alarm was purely a minor hiccup before Saturday’s big show.

More snow is expected around 7:30 p.m. so things could get interesting again once the game is underway …