With three matches left in the Premier League season, Arsenal will try to ensure their 16th consecutive season of Champions League as they face Queens Park Rangers Saturday at Loftus Road.
Already in the top four, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claimed strikers Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott as the club’s top finishers, risking the ire of the suspended Olivier Giroud.
No matter who is in the central position, the Gunners have a proven track record against QPR. Arsenal has won five of their last six fixtures against the Rangers.
A win for Arsenal would help them keep pace with Chelsea, who is ahead in third by a point, and keep Tottenham at bay.
The Rangers can play the role of spoiler, with nothing to lose after they were relegated to Championship last week at Reading.
Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs
Walcott, Rosicky, Cazorla, Podolski
Bosingwa, Onuoha, Hill, Traore
Bothroyd, Granero, Taarabt, Jenas
Predicted Score: Arsenal 3, QPR 1
Where to watch: The match will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will be provided by Fox Soccer Channel with a live stream available on Fox Soccer 2Go.
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