3 Key Battles That Will Decide The Result Of Middlesbrough vs. Arsenal

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It’s a huge game at both ends of the table. Arsenal travel to Middlesbrough for what is a must win game for both teams. 

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The match will be close, with Boro defensively sound and they showcased this in their 0-0 draw at The Emirates earlier in the season, a match they were perhaps unlucky not to win.

We take a look at 3 key battles that will decide the outcome of this game…

1 – Alvaro Negredo vs. Shkodran Mustafi

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Negredo has been in a poor patch lately, but Boro desperately need him to start scoring goals if they are to have any chance of staying in the Premier League. Negredo will have the chance to target two central defenders that have really struggled of late, with Mustafi and Gabriel collapsing at Selhurst Park in Arsenal’s most recent fixture. Koscielny is likely to come back into the team after recovering from injury, so Negredo will certainly target the vulnerabilities of Mustafi.