Arsenal hosted Middlesbrough today at the Emirates, but neither side were able to penetrate the goal, and the Boro boss claims they should have won.
The Gunners were forced to make changes in midfield with Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka out with injury and suspension, but were mostly unchanged, and would have expected to carry on their winning run.
That was simply not the case, with the visitors showing true grit and character to dismiss their awful run of form to impress in North-London, and the Middlesbrough boss is very happy with the display his side put in.
Aitor Karanka said: “It was an amazing performance from my team. After the last defeat at home especially, it was tough for us. But we worked hard on the training field and today the plan worked really well.
“For me and for us it is great to come to the Emirates, and for the best Arsenal player to be Petr Cech. I think we should have won the game because we had good chances.
“We knew that we couldn’t park the but they have a lot of quality players. We were organised and our transition play was very good.
“But we have to keep going because today we showed we can compete against the best teams in the Premier League.”
As well as his players, Karanka dedicated the result to the Boro fans.
“I am really pleased because this team and this crowd deserves this,” he said.
“In the Premier League every single game is important. We can enjoy it for a few hours but it is just one point. Tomorrow we start thinking about Bournemouth.”
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