Arsenal say Lingard antics fuelled revenge mission against Man United

Arsenal say Lingard antics fuelled revenge mission against Man United

In a keenly-fought 200th league edition of one of English football's great fixtures, Arsenal went ahead in the 13th minute when Xhaka belted a shot from 30 metres out, with United keeper David de Gea seemingly wrong-footed by the curve of the ball. "The ball moves so unusual, and when you see it on telly, it looks like it goes to David's left and it just changes direction".

Solskjaer has turned the team's form around since taking over in December, following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United dumped Arsenal out of the FA Cup earlier this year, with Jesse Lingard celebrating on the Emirates pitch by doing the moonwalk.

Solskjaer admitted United's tame opening may have been in part caused by fatigue after their European heroics. There are still eight games and we want to win every game.

The former striker has brought a feel-good factor back to United with results that mean they are in the fight for a Champions League spot at the end of the season, as well as reaching the quarter-finals in Europe and the FA Cup.

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"We have to switch on for this game now", said Saiss.

The Arsenal players were upbeat about the side's win over Manchester United, as it held huge significance in the race for the top-4. Sometimes it happens, we hit the woodwork twice.

"It has been fantastic so far but today is the the lowest we have been because we lost and missed the chance to put pressure on Spurs".

Arsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted with a statement result that showed his team can hold their own against the league's elite.

I'm sure many Arsenal fans would argue that their squad is just as good, if not better, than the likes of Tottenham, Man Utd and Chelsea but they won't care about any of it if the Gunners manage to secure a return to the Champions League with a top four finish. We are happy today but Chelsea is with us, and so are United and Tottenham. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed the three points with a late penalty goal.