Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Leno admits Arsenal used Lingard's dance as motivation

Leno admits Arsenal used Lingard's dance as motivation

The Manchester United winger's flamboyant celebration was perceived as taunting and Arsenal were determined to get their own back when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side returned to north London on Sunday.

"We started slow", he told Sky Sports.

However, he has already served that two-game ban in the second leg against BATE, which Arsenal won 3-0, and the first leg against Rennes in his homeland last week. We created five big chances, hit the woodwork twice.

"Our goalkeeper is very important and sometimes the goalkeeper can save us, and today I'm very proud of his work".

"I can't remember any saves that David had to make, proper saves".

On the performance at Stamford Bridge, which saw Raul Jimenez's strike cancelled out by a last-gasp Eden Hazard leveller, Saiss said: "It was very hard to concede this goal at the end because I think our plan was good".

Solskjaer said: "We are disappointed with the result but looking at the performance, you can not say it was a game we deserved to lose".

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Solskjaer refused to blame De Gea for Xhaka's opener, instead claiming United's outfield players should have closed the midfielder down more quickly.

"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".

"You don't want to see it again, so we were motivated".

United have had to contend with a host of injury problems during a packed recent fixture schedule, but Solskjaer would not accept that Sunday's result was down to a build-up of fatigue. "The first goal decides how a game goes".

Lukaku had a golden opportunity to score from close range early in the second half but his first touch was heavy and, as he lunged to shoot, goalkeeper Bernd Leno blocked the shot with his body to send the ball spinning up and over the bar. If you see where teams should finish judged on their squad I'd say they should finish sixth and at this moment they're fourth.

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