Given Arsenal’s recent form and goalscoring prowess, many believed Saturday’s encounter with Middlesbrough would be a forgone conclusion. The Gunners, coming off a 6-0 victory in the Champions League against Ludogorets, came up against a Boro side that had failed to win in their last six games. It looked an ominous task for Aitor Karanka’s 

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Arsene Wenger had just witnessed Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud all try but fail to find a way past Southampton’s Fraser Forster on Tuesday night when he was telling referee Lee Mason “it is always the same with you”. His opposing number Ronald Koeman then intervened, saying “and it always the same with 

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We have now surpassed the halfway stage of the 2012/13 Premier League season, and the first half of the season was fantastic. The champions had a stuttering start to the campaign but have now rediscovered their form from the latter stages of last season. Robin van Persie has been a revelation for Manchester United after 

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