Arsenal have had so many injury problems in recent times that most of us fans feel like medical experts. So when we saw Diego Costa pull up after just 12 minutes of Chelsea’s narrow win against Stoke City last weekend, it appeared likely that the Brazilian born Spanish international would probably miss the rest of the season, or most of it at least.
Arsene Wenger was under no illusion that it was going to be an easy game against relegation-threatened QPR last night, and he was proved right as the Hoops held off Arsenal for over an hour before Oliver Giroud broke the deadlock. Although Alexis scored his first goal for 8 games, Rangers still set up a nail-biting finish by grabbing one back with 8 minutes to go on the clock.
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.
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.
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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.
As Arsene Wenger said, it was vital that Arsenal returned to winning ways against Everton this weekend, and one of the heros of that game, David Ospina, told the Mail how important it was to keep picking up points in the title race.
Two things that Arsene Wenger has said this week in the build up to Arsenal facing Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday could well give us a little clue about the Frenchman’s plans for the festive period.