Man Utd & Lingard Celebrations🎉 Inspired Arsenal 🔈: Leno

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Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno admits the Gunners were inspired to seek revenge on Manchester United by Jesse Lingard's celebrations in the FA Cup clash last month.

Unai Emery's side ended the Red Devils' 100 per cent away record under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, with Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang securing what could be a vital three points in the race to finish in the top four.

Man Utd won 3-1 at Emirates Stadium in the FA Cup in January, with Lingard's moonwalk after his goal apparently still fresh in the minds of the Arsenal players.

The club's official Twitter account and Mesut Ozil each poked fun at the idea of the Emirates being Lingard's 'dancefloor', and Leno concedes it had been hard to forget the scenes of that cup defeat.

"In your mind you will never forget something like that, when someone is celebrating," he told reporters. "You don't want to see it again, so we were motivated.

"We knew before the game about our chance because Manchester United had one point more than us. Now we have two points [more than them] and that was enough motivation for us."

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