QPR vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this Wednesday's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

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Although Queens Park Rangers come into this game as clear underdogs, for this London derby, they have a good home record, the best in the bottom 12 in the league. However, they last won at home, back in December against West Brom.

Their dismal run of eight points from a possible 30 is only worsened by Aston Villa, Everton, Burnley and Sunderland, while just won win on the road this season is leaving them in a perilous position.

On the contrary, Arsenal come into this game one of the form teams in the league, and welcome Aaron Ramsey back to the squad to add yet more creativity into their midfield. Their victory against Everton should have mean the Monaco defeat is out of their system and will look to push on in their quest for a top four finish, or better.

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If Arsenal were to win, it would be the first time they would record back to back away victories this season, but with QPR’s confidence low, the Gunners will look to take advantage. 

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Arsenal 2 (Sanchez, Rosicky) QPR 1 (Austin), December 2014

QPR 0 Arsenal 1 (Walcott), May 2013

Arsenal 1 (Arteta) QPR 0 October 2012

STATS…

Arsenal have won four of their last five league meetings with QPR, losing in March 2012 at Loftus Road.

They are unbeaten at home against QPR in all competitions since December 1994, winning all the games.

QPR have the worst away form in the league, gaining only three points on the road, a 2-0 win at Sunderland.

Hoops striker Charlie Austin is the highest scoring Englishman in the league on 14 goals, and third overall behind Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.

Arsenal have won eight of their last ten league games.

Olivier Giroud has scored nine goals in 13 games.

ODDS…

QPR to win: 7

Arsenal to win: 1.57

Draw: 4.5

TV: Highlights on Match of the day on BBC1 at 22:45

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