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Premier League

  • October 27, 2012
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Emirates Stadium, London
  • Referee: A. Taylor
  • • Attendance: 60103

Premier League Preview: Arsenal - QPR

Arsene Wenger's side is looking to bounce back from its defeat to Schalke, while Mark Hughes' team is still hunting for its first Premier League win of the season.



Jenkinson, M'sacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen
Ramsey, Cazorla, Arteta
Gervinho, Giroud, Podolski

Julio Cesar
Bosingwa, Nelsen, Diakite, Traore
Park, Granero, M'Bia
Hoilett, Zamora, Taarabt

Arsenal continues to suffer from a lengthy injury list, with Wojciech Szczesny (ankle) and Lukasz Fabianski (shoulder) still absent in goal, so Vito Mannone looks set to continue as No.1.

Bacary Sagna (broken leg) is back in training, and has played for the Under-21 team, but is unlikely to start on Saturday - though he could be in the squad. Likewise, Jack Wilshere (ankle) has made a couple of appearances for the reserves, and is in with a chance of making the squad, though Arsene Wenger did state that he will not be rushing the midfielder back.

However, Kieran Gibbs (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hip), Abou Diaby (thigh), Tomas Rosicky (Achilles) and Theo Walcott (bruised lung) are all likely to miss out.

For QPR, Fabio could make a comeback from a hamstring injury, but Andy Johnson (knee) and Kieron Dyer (calf) are both absentees.

  • Arsenal has lost three of its last five games in all competitions.
  • In both of last season's encounters, the sides were separated by a single goal, with Arsenal winning 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium and QPR winning 2-1 at Loftus Road.
  • Mikel Arteta (pictured right) is three appearances away from his 350th career league game.
  • The two clubs have played each other in five of the Premier League seasons, with five draws out of the 10 matches.
  • QPR has only won once this season, beating Walsall in the League Cup.
  • The last time Arsenal lost three times in a row was last season, as it suffered defeats against Fulham, Swansea and Manchester United.
  • The Gunners went two games without scoring last season versus Newcastle and Liverpool, the same run they are currently on.
  • The longest streak in QPR's history without a win was 20 games between December 1968 and April 1969.
  • Between September 1997 and September 1998, the Loftus Road club went 24 games without a win on the road. It is yet to win an away game under Mark Hughes.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head


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Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

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Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
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Top 3 Predictions

Arsenal FC ARS
3 - 0
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
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2 - 0
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3 - 1
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