Whilst Boro will be without Calum Chambers who will not be able to play against his parent club
ARSENAL welcome the return of Laurent Koscielny and Petr Cech as they look to get back winning ways against Middlesbrough, with boss Arsene Wenger deploying a shock 3-4-3 formation.
Boro will be without Calum Chambers, as the on-loan defender will not be able to play against his former club.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game at the Riverside…
Where can I watch Middlesbrough vs Arsenal?
Middlesbrough will host Arsenal on Monday April 17, with kick-off at 8pm.
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports One, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Alternatively subscribers can follow the game with Sky Go or keep up to date with all the action on our live blog.
What is the latest Middlesbrough news?
Calum Chambers is ruled out of the fixture, with the on-loan defender ineligible to face his parent club.
What is the latest Arsenal news?
Wenger has shuffled the pack for their trip to the Riverside Stadium following their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace.
Arsenal are still without David Ospina and Lucas Perez.
But the Gunners welcome the return of Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny.
Premier League form guide
Middlesbrough – LLDLD
Arsenal – LLDWL
Arsenal will look to respond and must win to keep their hopes of a Champions League place alive.
Middlesbrough vs Arsenal – Match facts
Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last four Premier League home games against Arsenal (W2 D2),
although this will be the first meeting at the Riverside since December 2008.
Arsenal’s 7-0 win over Middlesbrough in January 2006 is their joint-largest margin of victory in Premier
League history (alongside 7-0 v Everton in May 2005).
Middlesbrough have conceded more goals against Arsenal than against any other opponent in the
Premier League (62 in 29 games).
Prior to the 0-0 draw in this season’s reverse fixture, Arsenal had scored in 16 consecutive Premier
League games against them, winning 10 of those (D4 L2).
Olivier Giroud is the only current member of the Arsenal squad to have netted against Middlesbrough in
any competition (two in the FA Cup).
Arsenal have lost four successive Premier League away games for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s reign
at the club, with the previous run of four league away defeats in a row coming back in April 1995.
The Gunners haven’t lost five successive top-flight away games since December 26 th 1984. The only
Arsenal players to have appeared in the Premier League this season and be alive when this happened
were Petr Cech (2 years, 220 days old) and Santi Cazorla (13 days old).
Over each team’s last eight Premier League games, only West Ham (5), Sunderland (4) and
Middlesbrough (3) have earned fewer points than Arsenal (7).
Middlesbrough are the least threatening side in front of goal in the Premier League this season; scoring
just 22 goals and attempting only 78 shots on target in 31 games (less than three a match on average).
Arsenal are 14 points behind Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table coming in to this matchday; the first time they’ve been 14+ points behind them in the league table since May 5th 1963 (also 14).
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