Arsenal v Middlesbrough - JG preview

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The boys host Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the FA Cup Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:


Middlesbrough Full name: Middlesbrough
Manager: Aitor Karanka
Club colours: Red shirts, white shorts, red socks


Three facts about Middlesbrough:

  • This is the eighth time Arsenal and Middlesbrough have been drawn together in the FA Cup, with Arsenal winning five of the previous seven (once after a replay) and Middlesbrough two.
  • Middlesbrough have won just two of their last 12 FA Cup matches against top flight opponents (W2 D3 L7).
  • Middlesbrough’s last four FA Cup matches have all ended with a 2-0 scoreline in favour of the away team (two won, two lost).


Patrick Bamford MiddlesbroughSTAR MAN
Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford has scored three goals in his last four appearances, including the opener in Middlesbrough’s FA Cup fourth-round win at Manchester City. The Chelsea loanee has claimed plenty of goals in his previous spells away from Stamford Bridge, so Arsenal will have to monitor the 21-year-old carefully.