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Venue Emirates Stadium, Saturday 3pm

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Last season Arsenal 1 QPR 0

Referee Anthony Taylor

This season’s matchesY10, R1, 1.83 cards per game

Odds Arsenal 2-5 QPR 8-1 Draw 9-2

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ARSENAL

Subs from Martínez, Sagna, Koscielny, Chamberlain, Djourou, Coquelin, Gnabry, Wilshere, Arshavin, Frimpong, Chamakh

Doubtful Chamberlain (hip), Koscielny (back), Sagna (match fitness), Wilshere (match fitness)

Injured Gibbs (thigh, 3 Nov), Szczesny (ankle, 3 Nov), Walcott (chest, 3 Nov), Diaby (thigh, 10 Nov), Rosicky (hamstring, 10 Nov), Fabianski (ankle, Jan)

Suspended None

Form guide LWLDWW

Disciplinary record Y6 R0

Leading scorer Gervinho 3

QPR

Subs from Cerny, Green, Derry, Ehmer, Ferdinand, Hill, Cissé, Wright-Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Dyer, Ephraim, Faurlín

Doubtful Dyer (calf), Park (knee)

Injured Da Silva (hamstring, 4 Nov), Johnson (knee, Mar)

Suspended None

Form guide DLLLDL

Disciplinary record Y13 R1

Leading scorer Zamora 3

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STAT ATTACK

Head-to-head

Seven of the last 12 league matches between these clubs were drawn. QPR won 2-1 at home in their most recent meeting in March to boost their battle against relegation and end Arsenal’s seven-match winning streak

QPR’s only win in their last 13 league visits to Arsenal came on New Year’s Eve 1994. (W1, D4, L8). John Jensen famously scored his only goal for the Gunners in that game.

Arsenal

They have only won one of their last six league fixtures at home since April, averaging a point per game (W1, D3, L2).

Twelve points from eight games represents Arsenal’s fourth worst return at this stage of a Premier League season. They are a point closer to the foot of the table than the top.

They and Manchester City share the division’s best defensive record, although Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in their last five matches.

Santi Cazorla has scored nine goals from outside the penalty area since the beginning of last season, more than any other player in the top five European leagues.

QPR

QPR have failed to win any of their opening eight Premier League matches. It’s the club’s worst start to a top-flight season since they failed to win in their first 13 matches of the 1968-69 campaign. They finished that season last and were relegated.

They are winless in their last 17 Premier League away matches since a 3-2 victory at Stoke in November 2011.

Seven of QPR’s opening eight games this season were against opposition currently in the top half of the table.

Only Southampton had conceded more than the 17 goals shipped by QPR and Norwich prior to this weekend’s fixtures.

Djibril Cisse could make his 100th Premier League appearance.

CaughtOffside Prediction: 3-1. Hard to see past an Arsenal win, despite their dodgy form.

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