Arsenal 5-3 Middlesbrough

Arsenal equalled Nottingham Forest’s all-time League record sequence of 42 unbeaten matches with a pulsating win.

Thierry Henry gave Arsenal the lead after he lobbed Mark Schwarzer, though Boro contrived an equaliser through Joseph-Desire Job’s venomous drive.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Franck Queudrue strikes then put Boro 3-1 up.

But Dennis Bergkamp’s shot, a Robert Pires tap-in and Reyes’ strike – three goals in 11 minutes – rescued Arsenal, with Henry touching home for a fifth.

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