A 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets on Wednesday night means Arsenal have now won their last seven competitive outings and are unbeaten in their last 11. They will be confident of extending that run against a lacklustre Middlesbrough side this weekend.
Boro have now failed to win their last six league fixtures, losing four. They have, however, lost only one of their four away league games.
Arsenal, though, come into the tie as favourites and should land a routine win.
Arsenal – Granit Xhaka is suspended for the Gunners, with Francis Coquelin expected to start alongside Santi Cazorla. Naija and Bet
Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Chuba Akpom are all sidelined here.
This game is likely to come too soon for Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey, who are both closing in on a return to fitness.
Middlesbrough – Grant Lead bitter is ruled out for Middlesbrough ahead of their trip to the Emirates.
James Husband and Fabio are both doubts and will be assessed closer to kick off.
Calum Chambers is ineligible to face his parent club, with Daniel Ayala in line to feature, while Adama Traore could start.
Arsenal have won their last 6 Premier League matches.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 5 Premier League home games.
Arsenal have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 home matches Premier League.
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Middlesbrough in all competitions.
Middlesbrough have failed to win their last 6 matches in Premier League.