There is a rare starter for Arsenal today in the shape of our Czech Republic international Tomas Rosicky. The move to bring the midfielder into the starting line-up is probably being forced on to the manager, but with Arsene Wenger still having to cope without almost every first choice central midfielder in the Gunners squad, the Frenchman is probably delighted that Rosicky has at least made himself available.
There is no Chamberlain, Ramsey, Arteta or Wilshere because Wenger seems to have spectacularly offended the god of football injuries somehow, so Cazorla and Rosicky will have to make sure that Mathieu Flamini is nit left too much on his own.
At least the Gunners are playing at home against a team we should easily beat in QPR. Hopefully that will mean that we are attacking almost constantly and the need to protect our back four will not be too much in evidence.
Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs
Flamini, Rosicky, Cazorla
Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck
subs: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell
The in-form and prolific QPR striker Charlie Austin is clearly the danger man but we have plenty of those ourselves and as long as we take on this game with the right frame of mind, it should end up with three points and a lot happier time for Arsenal fans.