After making waves by knocking out Manchester City in the last round of the FA Cup, Middlesbrough are looking to give their fans a Valentines weekend to savour as they make the trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.
The Gunners are of course the FA Cup holders and with a host of top sides already out of the competition, Arsene Wenger and the fans are eyeing second piece of silverware in two years.
Aitor Karanka and his side stand in the way of that and are confident that they can once again come out on top against one of English football’s elite sides – and we think they can if their key men perform and with that in mind, we have taken a look at five of their most crucial players who can help the club progress to the next round.
Click on skipper Grant Leadbitter to see who else we think needs to be at the top of their game for the away side to get a result.
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