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A look at the lessons to be learnt from the mid-week Premier League fixtures, including Jose Mourinho retains a sense of humour and Bafetimbi Gomis passes out sometimes

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal for Arsenal

QPR 1 Arsenal 2 - defensive analysis: Arsene Wenger will be encouraged by Per Mertesacker's response to dropping

Wenger started with Gabriel and Mertesacker- but it didn't end that way

Alexis Sanchez celebrates his goal for Arsenal
Olivier Giroud celebrates opening the scoring
Per Mertesacker in action against Monaco

Newcastle vs Manchester United, QPR vs Arsenal, plus Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Spurs and Everton - Premier League LIVE!

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QPR vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview

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

Arsène Wenger took some time to emerge from his office before savaging his team’s display

QPR vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger sets Gunners a target of '72 points' as he seeks seven more wins to finish in top four

Wenger would also like to remain in the top three despite Manchester City just five points in front

Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Olivier Giroud, David Silva, Joey Barton and Jose Mourinho

Six things we learnt this weekend: Arsenal come out on top, Jose Mourinho will never be happy, Liverpool put Manchester United in trouble

Barton could cost QPR dear, Allardyce fumes but Song should know better and City won't give up easily

Premier League - LIVE: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United in action before Manchester City play Newcastle

Follow every goal from today's seven Premier League matches

Tottenham striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Arsenal

Premier League statistical preview, including Tottenham vs West Ham; Southampton vs Liverpool; Hull vs QPR

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend

Premier League: Hull City vs QPR match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at The KC Stadium

Michael Carrick, Toby Alderweireld, Casemiro and Lars Bender
Kyle Walker, Paul Pogba, Yaya Toure and John Terry

Arsenal want Benedickt Howedes, Manchester United chase Kyle Walker, John Terry wants new Chelsea contract

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