Date: 24th October 2016 at 12:37pm
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Arsenal might have retained an unbeaten run but the seven-match winning run did end after a disappointing nil-nil draw at home against Middlesbrough, in a match Santi Cazorla was missed in.

Injury kept Cazorla out of this match with Arsene Wenger admitting, post match; his creative influence was seriously missed as Arsenal looked to turn possession into chances and goals.

Being without the Spaniard was an important factor behind the lack of a breakthrough.

‘You always miss Cazorla at home. From deep midfield into the final third his pass is always quick, accurate.’

With Manchester City also drawing Arsenal missed a great chance to out pressure on others at the top having temporarily gone top after the goalless draw at the Emirates.

The sooner Cazorla is back the better with Wenger unable to put a timescale on this recovery period when concluding.

‘I don’t really know when he will be back. We have to see how he recovers on Monday.’

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