Bobby Zamora returns for already relegated QPR after completing a three-game ban. Loanee Andros Townsend (hamstring) and Christopher Samba (knee) are doubtful, with the latter set to undergo a pre-match fitness test.
Arsenal are without the suspended Olivier Giroud, while Lukasz Fabianski (rib) remains sidelined.
What the managers said…
“The squad were badly balanced and lacked the ability to perform in the Premier League. We’re just short on class and quality. I don’t necessarily think the players lacked commitment — I think some lacked quality. That’s my opinion. Tony is entitled to his opinions when it comes to the players. It’s his club. He can say what he feels.” Harry Redknapp’s believes QPR’s relegation was down to a lack of quality, not heart (London Evening Standard)
“I answered that question already. I respect my contracts. I want to stay (on past 2014) if I do well and if I consider or the club considers that I do well, that is all. I want this club to do well, that is my basic feeling. We have gone through a period that was very sensitive, we are coming out of it now, in a much stronger position financially. I believe the club is in a very strong position for the future.” Arsene Wenger insists he won’t be leaving Arsenal for PSG (Telegraph)
Pre-match Statistic: Arsenal have never managed a Premier League win in five trips to Loftus Road (drawing three and losing twice) – more than any other club in the competitions history.
Prediction: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Arsenal