Arsenal 2-0 Middlesbrough: Giroud at the double as FA Cup holders progress

The striker scored two in as many first-half minutes to knock out the Championship outfit as Alexis Sanchez returned to action and Gabriel Paulista made his debut


Olivier Giroud’s first-half double was enough to see off Championship leaders Middlesbrough as holders Arsenal reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The striker finished off a fine team move to put the Gunners into the lead after 27 minutes before adding a second shortly afterwards by volleying in Alexis Sanchez’s cross.

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