Middlesbrough vs Arsenal Arsenal would end their four game losing run in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough at the ...
Arsenal would end their four game losing run in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
The Gunners would take the lead courtesy of a beautiful free-kick by wantaway player Alexis Sanchez in the first half. The Chilean was able to find the back of the net three minutes from the interval, putting the ball past Brad Guzan from about 20 yards.
Middlesbrough would find an equalizer after the break when Negredo would get on the end of a cross to push the ball past Petr Cech in the 50th minute. Stewart Downing would produce a delightful cross after a hardworking run on the right flank.
The game quickly opened up and Middlesbrough would feel let down by their poor finishing as a questionable defensive performance by Arsenal could have seen them snatch a valuable win.
Arsenal would punish them for their missed chances when Mesut Ozil would lash home at the near post in the 71st minute after a lovely chest drop from Aaron Ramsey.
The win moves Arsenal back to within seven points of the top four while Boro remain in the relegation zone, six points from safety.