Arsenal will be hoping to secure a much-needed three points this evening when they take on Middlesbrough.

The Gunners are in a treacherous spell at the moment, with both on and off-field issues clearly hindering the recent results and causing a state of worry at the club.

However, their counterparts tonight are in a similar situation when it comes down to form, and they have been all season. Steve Agnew’s men sit in 19th place on the Premier League table and will know that tonight is a must-win game for them if they are to stand a chance of clawing their way back out of the relegation zone.

Arsene Wenger will be well aware of the challenge that awaits at the Riverside Stadium tonight and will know the importance of the fixture, but the game will be won or lost in certain areas of the pitch.

So, here’s where we think the key battles will lie!

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