After back-to-back woeful displays, the Gunners will be looking to get back on track this weekend with the visit of QPR. Mark Hughes’ side have struggled this season and have fallen well short of expectations, propping up the Premier League table.
Arsene Wenger will be hoping that the wheels do not come off completely this weekend and that his side rediscover their early season form. Arsenal will be boosted with the news that Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere are back training with the first team squad and have an outside chance of featuring this weekend.
The Gunners are already nine points adrift of Chelsea and will be keen to bridge the gap on Saturday afternoon. The club will no doubt feel the heat a little more this weekend after the AGM took place earlier this week. Mark Hughes believes that his team can cope with any potential backlash in this London derby.
“They’re a very good team and they’ve had a couple of results that have knocked them back somewhat,” he said.
“We know we can go to the top sides and make a game of a difficult fixture and we’ll try to cause an upset.”
With both teams desperate for a result, it should be an entertaining game on Saturday. QPR will be looking to kick-start their season, especially after the personnel they have brought in. The Gunners board will be looking for a turnaround in the club’s fortunes after two successive defeats. The club’s performances have been abject and they will be looking to put things right at the Emirates.
Arsenal 2 QPR 0