Report: Arsenal 1-0 QPR

On a day when rivals Manchester United and Chelsea succumbed to shocking home defeats to unfancied sides Blackburn and Aston Villa, Arsenal managed to secure all three points through a record-breaking strike from Van Persie against a stubborn QPR.

The 1-0 victory lifted Arsenal to fourth place and ensured that the Gunners ended 2011 on a good note while they will begin the new year in the top four once again and only nine points behind the league leaders.

Wenger made three big changes to his line-up today. Rosicky and Benayoun who had impressed in the draw against Wolves were withdrawn for a returning Walcott and Ramsey respectively while Gervinho lost his spot to Arshavin.

And it was the incoming Russian who set up the winning goal. After an hour of sheer frustration and with the match delicately tied at 0-0, Arshavin found Van Persie with a soft pass in the attacking third and the prolific Dutchman smashed home a low effort past QPR’s goalkeeper.

Van Persie’s 35th league goal of 2011 beat Thierry Henry’s previous club record of 34 in 2004, and sent the Dutchman only a goal shy of Alan Shearer’s all-time record in the Premier League.

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8 thoughts on “Report: Arsenal 1-0 QPR

  1. Rosicky is better than ramsey, much better. Give him an extension, i say. He’s settled into life here, is a hard worker and an impact sub. Him and benayoun are great players to have in your squad.
    As far as defenders are concerned, we need one right now. I say recall bartley.

  2. Walcott bragged about jersey no. 14 as his own but he can even play like TH’s shadow! What rubbish from walcott when he should have scored. England international?

    Gervinho can dribble and dribble and dribble but like a headless chicken often no delivering the right pass or just get lost and lose the ball in the end.

    Without RvP, we’d be gone this season.

    1. @ rvp is fantastic

      I agree. when walcott was put through on goal, he had no clue what to do, if it was henry he would have buried it. walcott wants to be a centre forwrd, but has no clue how to score a simple one on one. COME ON CHAMBO!!!

  3. massive win for the Gunners Today, but one thing is very evident is Arsenal Are in serious need of a Striker in Jan, henry is only a temporary fix! and Arshavin, walcott, & chamack quite simply arn’t up to it… c’mon arsen 15m podolski…

  4. A great win for a great team. Nw time to bring in podolski, vertongen. Chambo rocisky and benayoun must get more gametime. Mr Wenger we are now in a good position to go all the way but we are just a few world class players short….those named above surely then the league title iz yours

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