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The German continues up front as Olivier Giroud serves the second on a three-game ban, while Jack Wilshere is deemed only fit enough for the bench at Loftus Road

Lukas Podolski leads the line once more for Arsenal in the absence of the suspended Olivier Giroud as they take on relegated QPR at Loftus Road.

Jack Wilshere is on the bench as he continues his slow recuperation from injury, while Wojciech Szczesny gets the nod in goal as Lukasz Fabianski remains on the injury list.

For QPR, Harry Redknapp keeps faith with Robert Green over Julio Cesar between the sticks, while Tal Ben Haim slots in alongside Clint Hill in defence in the absence of Chris Samba.

Adel Taarabt drops to the bench, with Park Ji-Sung taking his place on the left flank.

QPR:
Green; Onuoha, Hill, Ben Haim, Traore; Townsend, Mbia, Jenas, Park; Remy, Zamora.

Subs: Derry, Taarabt, Mackie, Granero, Murphy, Fabio, Bothroyd.

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Rosicky, Cazorla, Walcott; Podolski.

Subs: Mannone, Vermaelen, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Jenkinson, Gervinho.

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