Arsenal vs QPR: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to the Boxing Day fixture at the Emirates Stadium

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The Independent Online

On Boxing Day, Arsenal face Queens Park Rangers. Arsenal have only lost once on Boxing Day under Arsene Wenger - the 3-2 defeat at Coventry City in 1999.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last three match in all competitions, scoring 10 goals. In their last match, the Gunners drew 2-2 at Liverpool, a game in which the Gunners recorded only 36.5% possession -  their lowest possession in a Premier League match.

QPR have failed to win in their last 13 Premier League away matches, including losing in each of their last nine matches away from home in the division.

KICK-OFF: Boxing Day, 5.30pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

QPR 0 Arsenal 1 (Walcott, 1), Premier League, May 2013,

Arsenal 1 QPR 0 (Arteta, 84), Premier League, October 2012

QPR 2 (Taarbat 22, Diakite, 66) Arsenal 1 (Walcott, 37), Premier League, May 2012

STATS..

Arsenal have won three of the last four meetings between the teams 1-0, including both games last season.

QPR have won only one of their last seven matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

ODDS…

Arsenal to win: 1.25

QPR to win: 13

Draw: 6

TV: Live on BT Sport 1

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