Adam Clayton: Middlesbrough are in a false league position

Boro are the league's lowest scorers and have not won a league game since mid-December

Leicester won seven of their last nine fixtures during the 2014-15 campaign to remain in the league and Sunderland survived a year ago by avoiding defeat in their last six games.

But former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing the Gunners to end their poor form on the road in the Premier League with a much-needed win at Middlesbrough on Monday night. "They're in a hard moment, certainly away from home, but they have top quality players throughout the team".

"They've both got pace and technical ability to go past people and they can create", said Agnew, as reported by the Gazette. "Arsenal have conceded goals, particularly away from home in recent weeks, and that gives us confidence. We've played against teams and we have been in most games and have been pipped by that extra bit of quality that we need to have", he told reporters.

"We have no doubt it will be a really hard game, but we'll continue to prepare and we're looking forward to it".

"We need to be focused and be ready to step up and show we can play in our way".

"We have to make our own luck". "The crowd will be as vibrant as ever and it's a really exciting fixture".

Gibson only signed a new long-term contract last summer but Boro know they'll have no chance of keeping hold of him if they go down while a move could still be on the cards even if the Teeside club manage to avoid the drop. It is a fact that any team fighting relegation becomes very risky at this point in the season, but surely Wenger can get the Gunners up for a fight.

"We tried everything we could from a tactical point of view".



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