A goal in each half from captain Cesc Fabregas saw Arsenal emerge 2-0 victors over Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The win stretched the Gunners’ unbeaten run in the Premiership to 20 matches, and maintained the squad’s level of confidence heading into the Champions League semifinal clash with Manchester United on Wednesday.
Fabregas had only one goal up to this point in the season, but the Spaniard scored in the 26th minute off a sublime bit of passing from an Arsenal break , and then notched another in the 67th after rounding keeper Brad Jones.
The loss put Boro further into relegation uncertainty while the three points from the comfortable win saw Arsenal move six points behind third-place Chelsea in the league table.
More thoughts and analysis on the Boro win and the CL Semi will follow in tomorrow’s post.