Arsenal shocked many on Sunday when they aggressively attacked their age-long rivals Manchester United in their Premier League match.
Perhaps many would wonder where the Gunners got the extra force mainly after they were thrashed 3-1 by Rennes in the Champions League last week Thursday.
Bernd Leno revealed Jesse Lingard’s moonwalk inspired him and Arsenal team-mate’s to gain revenge over Manchester United.
The England international scored United’s second goal in the club’s FA Cup clash back in January, and proceded to follow up his effort with a moonwalk celebration.
This angered the Arsenal fans, with Lingard then going onto social media after the match to rename the Emirates his “dancefloor”.
Unai Emery’s men managed to gain sweet revenge over the Red Devils on Sunday in the Premier League, and the Arsenal shotstopper insisted the club haven’t forgotten about Lingard’s behaviour from their previous meeting.
‘I don’t know but in your mind you will never forget something like that, when somebody is celebrating,’ said Leno. ‘You don’t want to see it again so we were motivated and we knew before the game about our chance because United had one more point than us.
‘Now we have two points [between the teams] and that was enough motivation for us.’ With the victory, the Gunners now remain in fourth spot in the Premier League with eight games left to play.
They hold a two-point advantage over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, while there are also three points between themselves and sixth-place Chelsea.