Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has given credit to Middlesbrough for earning a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday's Premier League clash.
While the Gunners had over 70% of possession, the side from London failed to create many real clear openings against a Boro side that defended in numbers.
In addition, the visitors from North Yorkshire appeared to have the best chances to score, with Alvaro Negredo, Gaston Ramirez and Adama Traore all going the close to breaking the deadlock.
It was largely a disappointing performance from Arsene Wenger's team after recording seven wins in a row prior to Saturday's stalemate at the Emirates.
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Nonetheless, Cech believes that a draw was a fair result given that the Smoggies forced him into a number of fine saves during the contest.
He said after the game: "We had a lot of possession but we rushed it a bit in the final third. We could have kept our cool better, to find a better pass for opportunities to score.
"That is unlike us. In the end, we did not find the goal which is a shame. They had chances too so the draw is a fair result. There are plenty of games left and we look in good shape."