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Official team news and preview of QPR V Arsenal

Once again I am really surprised at the Arsenal team sheet handed in by Arsene Wenger for this Premier League away game against QPR. THeo Walcott once again is left twiddling his thumbs on the Arsenal bench, with Danny Welbeck alongside him.

Perhaps just as big a surprise is the fact that Per Mertesacker comes staright back into the team. It is Laurent Koscielny who the under fire German replaces, with Gibbs and Bellerin keeping their place in the full back positions.

Arsenal boss MUST get tough and DROP Alexis!

One of the best things about the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, and one of the reasons the former Barcelona forward has become a firm favourite in England since coming to the Premier League, is his desire to win and his willingness to work hard, pressing Opposition defenders and also tracking back to help his own.

We have heard his Arsenal team mates talk about his determination to win even in training and his reluctance to ever lower his work rate. Even when he had a little injury, Alexis still wanted to train and come back early so the backroom staff had to force him to take it easy.

The games Arsenal MUST WIN to reach 72 points and certain Top Four

The Gunners are currently sitting in Third Place with 51 points ahead of tonights match at QPR, and according to Arsene Wenger, Arsenal need another 21 to be certain of a Top Four finish. He was asked directly how many he thinks they would need. After careful consideration, he replied: “Seventy-two,”

“People have finished in the top four with 67 points, but if you look at this year we have 51 points now. So it will be in the 70s. It is a tough run-in but it will be similar to last year.

“Loftus Road has been a fortress this year” LOL!

Arsenal make the short trip across London to face QPR this evening, and while researching on the internet ahead of the game I found this interesting quote from the QPR midfielder Matt Phillips.

He said on the official Rangers website: “Arsenal play a style of football where they keep the ball and make you work hard chasing it.

“But we’re at home and I believe we can beat anyone at Loftus Road. If we play our game, I think we can get three points to help us climb the table.

Monaco defeat can be the catalyst for Arsenal’s success this year

Monaco defeat could just be what Arsenal needed! By Adrian Noone.

So we all still recovering from the humbling we received last week from a determined and well organised Monaco side. The victory over Everton helped to repair some of the damage done, and the promising performance of Gabriel (despite that one incident) will help to relieve some of the pressure on Wenger and the players. However, as the eternal optimist, I believe that we will look back at the Monaco game as a much needed wake up point which transformed what, lets be honest, has been a mediocre season – given relevant success of the 2013/2014 FA Cup.

QPR v Arsenal Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

QPR vs Arsenal Preview, Predicted line up and score by KJ

Arsenal are looking to keep up their impressive league form away to relegation battlers, Queens Park Rangers. It is always a difficult game at Loftus road and with Arsenal still fragile from the embarrassing defeat to Monaco, this game will be anything but easy.

Stats prove Arsenal ALREADY have enough to win EPL title!!

I know that Arsenal fans and critics alike will probably be wondering what I have been smoking over here, but hear me out. We are so often told by the TV pundits and the football media why Arsenal have absolutely no chance of getting anywhere near the Premier League title so why can I not put the other point across?

Last season I got sick of people explaining why we were rubbish, despite the fact we kept winning and remained at the top of the table. When it all went a bit pear-shaped after christmas these experts could not wait to tell us they had predicted it. But they all failed to take any account whatsoever of the crippling injury list.

Does this mean Arsenal injury woes are OVER?

One little phrase used by Arsene Wenger in his Arsenal pre-match press conference yesterday could turn out to be one of the most significant short burst of words in the last few years for Arsenal fans, players, manager and the long term success of the club.

If you think I am exaggerating, you might be right. We will have to wait and see whether Wenger’s throwaway line suggesting that the medical staff have actually discovered the underlying reason for the fact that Aaron Ramsey’s injury problems keep coming back.

Santi Cazorla in line for Arsenal and PFA Player-of-the-Year

It is impossible to say just yet, as there are still 11 games for Arsenal to play in the Premier League, but so far it looks like our Spanish midfield maestro Santi Cazorla is in with a chance of getting the PFA PLayer of the Year award this season.

Cazorla had a slightly sluggish start to the season but it did not take him too long to find his form again and since he has, the 30-year old has been better than ever. His all-action performance away to Man City had everything and showed a defensive side and a desire that we had not identified with him before.

Arsenal must NOT have “fear factor” against QPR

Arsene Wenger spoke earlier about tomorrow’s Premier League game against QPR and was of course asked about our opponents, and you can see the full interview on Arsenal.com. Whereas a lot of the focus was on the Arsenal squad, such as the injury situation and the form of Giroud, Gabriel, Mertesacker and Krystian Bielik, there was a little bit about what the manager expects at Loftus Road tomorrow.

Do Arsenal have NO CHOICE but to risk Ramsey at QPR?

I am sure that Arsene Wenger would have liked to be able to ease the Arsenal and Wales international star Aaron Ramsey back into the Gunners side, perhaps with a run out as a sub tomorrow night against QPR and then again at Old Trafford in the FA cup on Monday night.

Ramsey’s previous return from injury lasted just nine minutes, as he came on as a sub late on against Leicester and then had to be replaced himself shortly afterwards. Not ideal and so there is bound to be some concern in Wenger’s mind.

Wenger is RIGHT to believe Arsenal CAN win EPL title

Arsenal are not quite out of the title race yet by Sam P

If you did not see the press conference given by Arsene Wenger yesterday, as Arsenal prepare to take on QPR in the Premier League, you may have missed this, because most of the media reports on the subject focused on the Frenchman saying that we were ‘nowhere near’ challenging Chelsea for the title. You can watch the whole thing via this link to the Arsenal website.