When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 7AM PT/10AM ET/3PM BT
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
Importance: Unbeaten since opening day and on a seven game win streak, Arsenal are firing on all cylinders at the moment. Both City and Spurs have mid-table opponents this weekend (Spurs are at Bournemouth in the early game Saturday, City host Southampton on Sunday), so Arsenal will want to make sure they continue their winning ways and hope that those fixtures prove tricky.
Key players: Yes? I mean, everyone’s playing well right now, so picking out one or two as vital seems...silly. The fact that Olivier Giroud will struggle to find a game when he’s healthy tells you all you need to know about how things are going right now.
Key injuries/omissions: Ramsey and Giroud are unavailable, but Giroud will hopefully be available for the
UCL EFL Cup game midweek, and Ramsey’s not far behind. Santi Cazorla also misses out after taking a kick to the ankle. Otherwise, everyone’s healthy.
Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Monreal; Coquelin, Elneny; Iwobi, Özil, Walcott; Alexis
How to watch: In the US, the match is on NBCSN, or can be streamed at NBC Sports Live Extra; in the rest of the world, viewing/streaming info can be found at our friends livesoccer.tv.
The wait’s over - here’s your @Arsenal team to play @boro#AFCvMFC pic.twitter.com/ww0lNWua4O— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2016
TEAM NEWS | Today's #Boro team to face @Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. #UTB pic.twitter.com/U8zvjJluE9— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) October 22, 2016