[Teams] Arsenal vs QPR: Wilshere and Sagna start

By on October 27, 2012

Arsenal welcome London rivals Queens Park Rangers to the Emirates this afternoon looking to bounce back after a difficult week.

The Gunners have suffered back-to-back defeats with Wednesday’s 2-0 loss at home to Schalke in the Champions League coming just days after a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Norwich City.

Arsene Wenger has been boosted by the return of midfielder Jack Wilshere and defender Bacary Sagna. The duo both came through 90 minutes for the under-21’s on Monday unscathed and return to first team action today.

Here are the confirmed line-ups

Arsenal Team

Mannone, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ramsey, Giroud, Podolski.

Subs: Martinez, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Coquelin, Walcott, Arshavin, Gervinho

QPR Team

Cesar, Bosingwa, Mbia, Nelsen, Traore, Wright-Phillips, Diakite, Granero, Hoilett, Taarabt, Zamora.


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One Comment

  1. Paulis

    December 5, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Mascherano was brilliant his passnig well it’s not the best but he more than makes up for for his hard work.I don’t trust Busi at CB at all, was so mad at him for giving that equalizer hope Barca get another English team just so I can hear them cry some more.Very convenient for them to forget about the first leg, Inter last year, Chelsea first leg Abidal sending off Konshelny should have been sent of for the winning pen and Messi awarded a Pen for the Diaby challenge I could go on but I’ll stop.The finishing really needs to improve, pass/shoot with conviction final third, looking at Alves, Villa can be very wasteful.I think we can count on Mascherano he definitively brings steel to the team we have missed since Yaya has gone.Thank God Pep started Adriano too.

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