Mesut Ozil has hit back Jesse Lingard’s dancefloor post on Twitter.
Manchester United entered into this game with supreme confidence following their unforgettable night at Paris on Wednesday. However, the Red Devils were totally undone by Unai Emery’s Arsenal who thoroughly deserved to win the game at Emirates three days later.
The Gunners opened the scoring through the unlikeliest source, Granit Xhaka. The Switzerland International shot the ball with enough venom from outside the box to slot it past David De Gea. More than the shot, it was David De Gea’s positioning and movement which cost the Spanish International who stood to see the ball go in.
WE EATIN’ GOOD TONIGHT 🍯#ARSMUN
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 10, 2019
For the rest of the first half, the Red Devils kept on tapping on Arsenal’s defence, but the Gunners stood strong and made life tough for the visitors. Despite their resilient defensive show, Manchester United hit the post twice in the first half.
Arsenal were not able to get hold of the ball in the second half until Alexandre Lacazette was brought down by Fred inside the penalty box. The referee John Moss was quick to point down to the spot and award a spot-kick for the hosts. The penalty was calmly converted by their talisman Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal, who were handed the FA Cup elimination by Manchester United last month have got sweet revenge for that 3-1 loss. After the game, Jesse Lingard posted a goal celebration photo, tagging the location as a dancefloor.
Still can’t believe Lingard called the Emirates a dancefloor. I know all is fair in banter but it is just man’s inhumanity to man. I know I am not exactly nice but believe me my friends, I am not part of it this. @temiokomi @obisingledigit @Dolarpo @Ifreke @XperienceWYSE 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OLVtfSmusI
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) January 26, 2019
Manchester United fans loved it and Arsenal fans were infuriated with that disrespect shown by Jesse Lingard following their FA Cup victory on January 26 at Emirates.
However, Mesut Ozil was quick to take a dig at Jesse Lingard after their 2-0 win over Red Devils in the Premier League.
The German International quoted via Twitter “Dancefloor huh? Superb performance! Brilliant Result! Thank you Emirates Stadium! Proud to be a Gunner! #YaGunnersYa #M10 #WeAreTheArsenal
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 10, 2019
Mesut Ozil was struggling for game time over the last two months, but he is now one of the integral players in the squad. The former Real Madrid attacking midfielder has started three of the last four games and has fared decently.
On the other hand, Jesse Lingard was forced to sit on the sidelines due to an injury he suffered.
Unai Emery was happy with the result but demanded more from his team to improve and charge for a place in the top four.
“I don’t know if it’s the best, I think we’re improving and we are being competitive in different matches. We cam feel today very proud of every player and I want to say to our supporters thank you because they helped us a lot today. There was big spirit and big commitment.”
Aubameyang, who missed the penalty in the dying moments of the game against Tottenham Hotspur did not back out and took the spot-kick against United “Here we have some different players who can shoot the penalty. They decided. Aubameyang has experience and is a specialist. Today I had the same confidence in both.”
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 10, 2019
When he was asked if there was good enough contact to win the penalty, Emery responded: “Soft, like last week against Tottenham which resulted in a penalty against us.”
“Xhaka is a specialist at shooting, he can shoot from different positions on the pitch. Today he scored, but I think he can do more.”
There was a particular incident when Arsenal fan pushed Chris Smalling after the second goal. The Spaniard has his say on that particular incident.
“We don’t want that, but it’s not my control. I think we can enjoy with our supporters and today I am proud of our supporters who helped us, but I think also we must do this with respect.”
Emery insists that he is concentrated on the Thursday clash against Rennais, but also admitted that the top four race will be really tough.
“It’s going to be difficult, we think game by game. We are going to play the next match against Newcastle here in three weeks, that’s a lot. Our focus now is Thursday night (against Rennes).”