Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno said Manchester United’s extravagant celebrations at the Emirates in January had provided Arsenal with added motivation in their 2-0 victory on Sunday.
United beat Arsenal 3-1 in the FA Cup in January, when Jesse Lingard performed a moonwalk dance in celebration of a first-half goal and then described the Emirates as a ‘dance floor’ in a social media post.
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil responded after Sunday’s 2-0 win with a tweet that read “Dancefloor huh!?” and Aubameyang has revealed that his own attempts at a “special celebration” were foiled when he could not find a mask he had planned to wear.
Aubameyang has famously donned a Spider-Man mask to celebrate goals at previous clubs and the striker hoped to do the same again after his second-half penalty against United.
“I actually had a special celebration planned for this game, but I could not find my mask,” he said. “It was in the back of the net but I could not find it. I said something to the staff to put the mask there but I could not find it. So next time.”