Arsene Wenger has expressed his disappointment after watching Arsenal settle for a draw against Middlesborough at the Emirates stadium.

The Frenchman was looking to forward to a home victory for his side as he celebrated his 67th birthday.

However, Arsenal’s impressive winning run was brought to an end by a stubborn Middlesborough who had lost just once in their previous six league meetings with the Gunners before Saturday’s affair.

Despite securing a point through brilliant saves from Petr Cech, Wenger refused to hide the fact that he was not pleased by his team’s performance against the newly promoted outfit.

“I think I have a frustrated face, certainly, and I am [frustrated]. We had a lot of the ball, in the modern game it’s maybe not enough to win the games.” he said

“We had 75 per cent possession but we didn’t have our usual pace in the combination or enough sharpness in our movement.

“In the first 20 minutes we were quite satisfied, after Middlesbrough came back in the game and were dangerous on the break.

“In the end, we couldn’t win it. At least we were intelligent enough not to lose it.”

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