Arsenal Top-Four Hopes Kept Alive With Win Against Middlesbrough

Arsenal Top-Four Hopes Kept Alive With Win Against Middlesbrough

by | 18th April 2017
Mesut Ozil secures the three points for Arsenal.Mesut Ozil secures the three points for Arsenal.

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough.

 

A dull opening was brought to life when Alexis Sanchez’s superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break.

 

Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s pinpoint cross.

 

However, Mesut Ozil secured the much-needed three points for Arsenal with a first-time strike at the near post.

 

The win – only Arsenal’s third in their past nine league games – moves the Gunners up to sixth, seven points behind fourth-place Manchester City and with a game in hand.

 

Middlesbrough remain deep in relegation trouble, six points from safety.

 

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