Feb 15, 2015 at 4pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium

2-0

Giroud (27', 29')
Paulista (55')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Vossen (85')
Alexis Sanchez congratulates Olivier Giroud after the Frenchman scores Arsenal's opener on February 15, 2014
Result: Arsenal end Boro run
Olivier Giroud's quickfire first-half brace is enough for FA Cup holders Arsenal to beat Middlesbrough and advance to the quarter-finals.
The Match
Match Report
Olivier Giroud's quickfire first-half brace is enough for FA Cup holders Arsenal to beat Middlesbrough and advance to the quarter-finals.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole live text coverage of Arsenal's 2-0 win over Middlesbrough as Olivier Giroud's brace puts the holders into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
HT Report
Olivier Giroud scores twice in as many minutes to give FA Cup holders Arsenal a comfortable half-time lead in their fifth-round tie against Middlesbrough.
Team News
Arsene Wenger hands a first Arsenal start to Gabriel Paulista in defence, while Alexis Sanchez is also fit enough to play a part against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
Preview
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup fifth-round encounter at the Emirates Stadium between Arsenal and Middlesbrough.
Head to Head
Apr 26, 2009 3pm
Dec 13, 2008 3pm
Mar 15, 2008 3pm
Dec 9, 2007 3pm
Middlesbrough
2-1
Arsenal
Downing (4' pen.), Sanli (74')
O'Neil (26'), Rochemback (57')
Rosicky (90')
Toure (51'), Clichy (52')
Feb 3, 2007 3pm
Middlesbrough
1-1
Arsenal
Yakubu (63' pen.)
Viduka (41'), Arca (89')
Henry (77')
Lehmann (62')
Senderos (62')
Build-up
Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on February 10, 2015
Arsene Wenger calls on Theo Walcott to step up in Alexis Sanchez's absence
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that Theo Walcott faces a "big challenge" stepping up in the potential absence of Alexis Sanchez against Middlesbrough.
Feb 14, 22:45
Grant Leadbitter of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Capital One Cup First Round match against Oldham Athletic on August 12, 2014
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter insists they can beat Arsenal in FA Cup
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter has said that his team believe they can beat Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round at the Emirates Stadium.
Feb 14, 18:02
Souleymane Doukara of Leeds in action with Dean Whitehead of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 16, 2014
Dean Whitehead claims Middlesbrough can win at Arsenal in the FA Cup
Middlesbrough can cause their second FA Cup upset in a row and win at Arsenal tomorrow, according to Dean Whitehead.
Feb 14, 17:38
Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
Arsene Wenger: 'FA Cup is important to Arsenal'
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is adamant that his side have always taken the FA Cup seriously ahead of their match against Middlesbrough in the fifth round.
Feb 14, 02:39
Middlesbrough player Jonathan Woodgate in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion at Riverside Stadium on April 13, 2013
Aitor Karanka: 'Jonathan Woodgate was close to retirement'
Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka reveals that defender Jonathan Woodgate was considering retirement earlier this year.
Feb 13, 12:44
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stands with hands on hips while wearing his ridiculous coat on January 18, 2015
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger not underestimating FA Cup opponents Middlesbrough
Arsene Wenger says that he is wary of Middlesbrough's threat after they beat Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Feb 13, 10:45
Olivier Giroud celebrates Arsenal's win over Man City in the Community Shield on August 10, 2014
Arsenal's Olivier Giroud: 'We can't allow Middlesbrough to gain confidence'
Olivier Giroud believes that Arsenal need to start on the front foot when they take on Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Feb 12, 17:31
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the opening goal against Napoli in the Champions League at the Emirates on October 1, 2013
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka hopes Arsenal's Mesut Ozil will be rested
Aitor Karanka hopes that Arsene Wenger will leave Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal team for Sunday's FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough.
Feb 12, 16:26
Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on February 10, 2015
Theo Walcott: 'Arsenal have a great chance to retain FA Cup'
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes that the side have a "great opportunity" to retain the FA Cup this season.
Feb 11, 20:08



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