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Middlesbrough striker hopes Arsenal claim title

The Gunners have now drawn their last four Premier League matches against relatively mediocre opposition, have they blown their chances of winning the title? Their latest points-dropping session came against Middlesbrough on Saturday, with Jeremie Aliadiere returning to haunt his old club by scoring the opener. However, Sporting Life reports that the former Arsenal striker now wants his old club to kick on and finish top of the pile; wishful thinking on his part?

“Sometimes you get a bad run, but they need to get over it. They need a good result to get their confidence back. I really hope they go and win it,” he said.

“I was here nine years, and you can’t just forget that.

“It is still my club, even though I didn’t play as much as I wanted to.

“I always look for their result and I still support them. It’s nice to come back here, and very special to get a goal.”

A trip to Stamford Bridge beckons for Arsene Wenger’s team on Sunday, a match they simply can’t afford to lose. It’s likely to be a bad-tempered affair, with a few scores to settle from the match at the Emirates last year – can the Gunners realistically still win the league?

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