Arsenal star reveals Jesse Lingard moonwalk celebration was motive behind Emirates victory

Arsenal manager Unai Emery

Arsenal manager Unai Emery won three Europa League titles while at Sevilla

Jesse Lingard pulled out a moonwalk celebration when he scored in Manchester United's 3-1 victory in the FA Cup in January of this year and proceeded to tag Emirates stadium as his "dancefloor" in a social media post following that.

Arsenal leapfrog United into fourth place as a result as the chase for Champions League qualification took more twists with both Tottenham and Chelsea dropping points over the course of the weekend.

Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to see the North London club leapfrog Solskjaer's side into the top four, and Leno is confident that Unai Emery's side can qualify for the Champions League.

"The performance was good but the result was disappointing".

Lingard missed the game as he nurses a hamstring injury but Leno, who enjoyed another fine afternoon in goal for Arsenal, admitted the forward's previous antics had spurred on the hosts.

"In your mind you will never forget something like that, when someone is celebrating", he said.

"The plan was to stay compact, close to each other, and wait for the mistake of Chelsea, then when we've got the ball, try to keep it and do something", he added.

"We knew Manchester United could use different tactics but we wanted to impose our gameplan and I think we did that", the Spaniard was quoted saying by the UK Metro.
If they win their game in hand (against Brighton) they will be equal on points with us as well!

The win is Arsenal's ninth consectuive victory at home and it now sits just one point behind local rivals Tottenham in third.

Arsenal are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season for the first time in two seasons.

"Yes, of course", he told manutd.com when asked if the race for a top-four finish could go down to the last day of the campaign.

"The referee will be disappointed when he sees it as I don't think it is a penalty", United interim manger Solskjaer complained.

"To take three points and get a good position for our target is very good and I'm happy for the players".

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