Nigeria midfielder Kenneth Omeruo is poised to return to action for Middlesbrough in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round trip to Arsenal after coach Aitor Karanka confirmed that Dani Ayala could be out for “three or four weeks” following the injury he picked up against Blackpool.
The 21-year- old who has played 16 times for the Championship leaders could make his second appearance in the FA Cup this season while his first was against Barnsley in their 2-0 away win.
An opportunist’s goal from Patrick Bamford and a swift counter-attack finished by Kike proved enough to send Middlesbrough through to the fourth-round tie at the expense of Manchester City.
While Arsene Wenger’s men came up against Championship opposition in the last round too, securing a 3-2 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN