Arsenal v Middlesbrough: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Mesut Ozil stars, French international fails to make squad

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Mesut Ozil
during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 19, 2013 in London, England.

Arsenal take on Middlesbrough at the Emirates hoping to extend their winning streak in the league to seven games.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a full strength side at his disposal with the only notable absentees being Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey who despite recovering from injury are currently not match fit.

Champions League hat-trick hero Mesut Ozil will start for the North London based outfit and be joined by Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi in attack.

Petr Cech returns in goal after David Opsina replaced him for the Champions League clash against Ludogorets.

Newly promoted Middlesbrough are currently 17th in the league with just one victory to their name this season. Boro have failed to win in their last six league games but they have been marginally better on the road having lost just one of their previous four away games.

The Gunners have an impressive record against Boro and are undefeated in their last seven head to heads.

Arsenal confirmed line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Elneny, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Adelaide, Niles, Chamberlain, Lucas

Middlesbrough confirmed line-up: Valdes, Barragan, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, De Roon, Clayton, Traore, Forshaw, Ramirez, Negredo

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