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Mesut Ozil's sly dig at Jesse Lingard on Twitter after Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd

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Arsenal took a huge step towards breaking back into the top four this afternoon by beating rivals Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates.

A long-range effort from Granit Xhaka and a penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough to see off the Red Devils.

It's the first time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lost in the Premier League as manager of United, with his side evidently feeling the effects of Wednesday night's game against Paris Saint-Germain.

Romelu Lukaku spurned a number of good chances, with Bernd Leno imperious between the sticks for the Gunners.

Unai Emery opted for a very risky lineup for the game, handing starts to Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey.

And the attack-minded quartet repaid the boss' faith, terrorising United's defence at times and also putting in a shift defensively.

Ozil seems to be slowly winning Emery's trust and the German was a very popular man on social media with Gunners fans after the game.

The languid playmaker took a swipe at Jesse Lingard on Twitter about him making the Emirates his 'dance floor' in recent meetings.

OZIL'S TWEET

https://twitter.com/MesutOzil1088/status/1104818988067024898

Ozil wrote: "Dancefloor huh!? 🤨🤫😉 Superb performance! 💣 Brilliant result! 💥 Thank you Emirates Stadium! 👏🏼 Proud to be a Gunner! ❤❤ #YaGunnersYa #M1Ö #WeAreTheArsenal @Arsenal."

Lingard may have missed the game through injury, but Ozil just had to have a swipe.

Aubameyang's penalty was the key moment in the game and it gave the Gabonese striker the perfect chance for redemption after his miss against Spurs last weekend.

Aubameyang celebrates

"Laca gave me the penalty, which was cool from him. I made a mistake against Tottenham - I missed it," Aubameyang said after the game.

"Today I was focused and I scored. My teammates gave me a lot of confidence."

Arsenal's top four fate is now firmly in their own hands and they have no more games against the top six sides.

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Bernd Leno
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Chris Smalling
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