Premier League Preview: Arsenal - QPR
Arsene Wenger's men looking to bounce back following home draw against Wolves, while Hoops will be hoping to build on their draw at Swansea as Robin van Persie eyes goal record.
By Ross Jackson
Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen
Arteta, Song, Ramsey
Walcott, Van Persie, Gervinho
QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Young, Hall, Hill, Traore
Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips
Meanwhile, Johan Djourou and Thomas Vermaelen look set to retain their places at full back with Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson and Andre Santos all still sidelined.
The visitors look set to welcome back Shaun Wright-Phillips to the starting lineup, meaning Adel Taarabt could drop to the bench. Armand Traore and Jay Bothroyd will be hoping for the chance to impress against their former club.
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- Arsenal will be looking for only its second win against QPR in the Premier League. Their eight meetings have produced five draws and two QPR victories.
- If Arsenal scores against QPR, it will be the club's 300th Premier League goal in London derbies.
- Van Persie (right) needs two goals to match Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 36 goals in a calendar year.
- The last meeting between the two sides was back in 2006 at Loftus Road, when Arsenal ran out a comprehensive 6-0 winner in the FA Cup fourth round.
- QPR has averaged just a goal a game in the league this season, only Swansea and Wigan have worse goal ratios.
- Arsenal has failed to score more than once in each of its last four games at the Emirates.
- The Hoops have managed just one win in their last 12 visits to Arsenal.
- QPR has won only one of its 11 Premier League games this season in which its opponent has scored first.
Top 3 Predictions
Arsenal 1-2 QPR
- 19.51 %
Arsenal 3-0 QPR
- 18.09 %
Arsenal 3-1 QPR
- 14.19 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||May 4, 2013||QPR 0 - Arsenal 1|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Oct 27, 2012||Arsenal 1 - QPR 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Mar 31, 2012||QPR 2 - Arsenal 1|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Dec 31, 2011||Arsenal 1 - QPR 0|
|Dec 14, 2013||Manchester City 6 - Arsenal 3||EPL|
|Dec 11, 2013||Napoli 2 - Arsenal 0||UCL|
|Dec 8, 2013||Arsenal 1 - Everton 1||EPL|
|Dec 4, 2013||Arsenal 2 - Hull 0||EPL|
|Nov 30, 2013||Cardiff City 0 - Arsenal 3||EPL|
|20||Robin van Persie||Striker|
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