Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough  0 - 0

England

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90' +4 Walcott gets into the area and lifts a shot wide of the post, but it was given as offside anyhow. Arsenal are getting incredibly close now, but that opening goal just isn't coming.
90' +3 Arsenal denied by the offside flag! Oxlade-Chamberlain dances past Friend, before drilling a low cross towards Ozil, but the Germany international is caught the wrong side of the Boro back four. He flicks home a finish, but it won't count!
90' +2 C. Stuani enters the game and replaces Álvaro Negredo.
Negredo is withdrawn, with the Spaniard replaced by Stuani for the dying embers of the game.
90' +1 There are five minutes of stoppage time at the Emirates.
90' Negredo tries to get in behind, after some lovely interplay from Boro down the right, but the former Man City striker is penalised for pulling on Monreal's shirt. Suddenly, the away side have had a burst of energy from somewhere.
89' Alexis finds Monreal down the left-hand side, but Barragan and Traore combine to force Arsenal backwards. Lucas Perez is the target of a cross, but Ayala half-clears, before another ball into the visiting area is mopped up by Friend. Boro respond with a counter, as Traore hares upfield, but Koscielny eventually makes a last-ditch tackle within his own box to deny Negredo.
87' De Roon releases Traore down the right, with the Spaniard able to pick out Downing at the back post. The substitute tees up Forshaw on the edge of the area, but the English midfielder drags a rushed shot terribly wide of the target. That is criminally wasteful and his coach won't be pleased.
85' S. Downing enters the game and replaces G. Ramírez.
Ramirez takes his time to jog off, with the former Hull midfielder replaced by Downing for the dying minutes.
84' Walcott is picked out at the back post, but the England international can only nod Ozil's delivery into Valdes' grasp. Alexis can't get there first, and kicks the near post in frustration. Arsenal continue to stream forward in search of a winner, with Boro desperately holding on.
83' Anywhere will do for Boro, as Barragan lashes a rushed clearance straight out for a throw-in on the far side. Despite Arsenal having a Champions League game during the week, it is the away side who look tired. Walcott tries to clip a finish over Valdes, after receiving possession around 15 yards out, but Valdes jumps to catch once again.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +52 93
2 38 +60 86
3 38 +41 78
4 38 +36 76
5 38 +33 75
6 38 +25 69
7 38 +18 61
8 38 -7 46
9 38 -12 46
10 38 -8 45
11 38 -17 45
12 38 -15 44
13 38 -15 44
14 38 -13 41
15 38 -25 41
16 38 -16 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -43 34
19 38 -26 28
20 38 -40 24
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