Jones - We don't fear Gunners
Boro keeper stays positive for Emirates clash
Last Updated: April 26, 2009 1:23pm
Jones: Not scared
Brad Jones says Middlesbrough will not be intimidated when they take on high-flying Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
The Gunners are on fire at present, especially Russian hot-shot Andrey Arshavin who netted all four goals in the draw against Liverpool in midweek.
But keeper Jones says the relegation-threatened Teessiders are not scared of facing such fire-power.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: "They have some great players and, in the big games, they show how good they are.
"But we are not scared by anybody. You can't fear them.
"It's about attitude and, if you want it more than someone else, sometimes that's worth more than their talent.
"If we do that, we might come away with something."
The 27-year-old wants to help the Teessiders avoid the drop and repay the faith shown to him by manager Gareth Southgate in the summer following Mark Schwarzer's departure to Fulham last summer.
He added: "The manager was brave. Ross and I have to think about what he's given us. He could easily have gone out and bought someone.
"We owe a lot to the manager."