English Premier League IST (Indian Time), EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), GMT+0, Match Preview Live Stream and TV telecast: Arsenal hope to keep their winning run going when they take on Middlesbrough on Saturday, October 22nd.
English Premier League IST (Indian Time), EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), GMT+0 and Live Stream
Match: Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough (English Premier League)
Date: October 22nd, 2016; 19:30 IST, 10:00 EDT, 15:00 BST, 14:00 GMT+0
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough TV Details: Star Sports 4 Asia (Indian viewers); SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports Live (USA viewers); BBC Radio 5 Live (UK viewers)
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Arsenal is on a fire at the moment, having won six consecutive matches after starting the season on a two-game without a win spell. Arsene Wenger’s side is currently sitting at the second place of the English Premier league standings, having the same amount of points with league leaders Manchester City but has a lower goal difference. The team can take league leadership if they win this match against Middlesbrough and Guardiola’s men lose to Southampton in their own matchday 9 fixture on Sunday. The Gunners are coming off a close 3-2 win over Swansea City last Saturday also at the Emirates Stadium despite being a man down when Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 70th minute. Also in the midweek Arsenal swept out Ludogoretz in the UEFA Champions League fixture as the match ended up as a 6-0 demolition. As for the Gunners team news, the Swiss holding midfielder Granit Xhaka will be suspended for this one, while Olivier Giroud is expected back to fitness at the weekend, but Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker are still sidelined.
On the other hand, head coach Aitor Karanka’s team is on a six-match without a win skid, dropping them to 17th spot in the overall league table, only a spot above the bottom three relegation zone. Last Sunday the Boro were beaten by Watford, 0-1, at their home ground of Riverside Stadium, as Middlesbrough struggled on offense once again. Wing-back Jose Holebas scored the winning goal for the Hornets with an incredible screamer in the 54th minute. It was the first shot on target for Watford, but they were able to convert it to steal one point away from the Boro. As for the injury news, Grant Leadbitter and James Husband remain the only absentees for Middlesbrough.
Arsenal Vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-Head Stats
Arsenal have won just one of their last six Premier League fixtures against Middlesbrough, though four of these were draws (L1).
Middlesbrough’s last league victory away to Arsenal came in April 2001, winning 3-0 thanks to own goals from Edu, Sylvinho and a strike from Hamilton Ricard.
Arsenal: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Cech – Monreal, Mustafi, Koscielny, Bellerín – Cazorla, Xhaka – Walcott, Özil, Iwobi – Sanchez.
Middlesbrough: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Valdes – Friend, Chambers, Gibson, Barragan – de Roon, Forshaw – Stuani, Ramirez, Downing – Negredo.