• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 31 December 2011
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal vs Queens Park Rangers


Team Lineups

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
20 Djourou
4 Mertesacker
6 Koscielny
5 Vermaelen
17 Song
8 Arteta
14 Walcott
16 Ramsey
23 Arshavin
10 van Persie
Substitutes
1 Almunia
7 Rosicky
15 Oxlade-Chamberlain
27 Gervinho
29 Chamakh
30 Benayoun
39 Coquelin

Queens Park Rangers

24 Cerny
18 Young
16 Connolly
6 Gabbidon
13 Traore
11 Faurlin
17 Barton
12 Mackie
7 Taarabt
32 Wright-Phillips
10 Bothroyd
Substitutes
26 Murphy
2 Orr
3 Hill
4 Derry
9 Campbell
21 Smith
22 Helguson

Possession Stats

55%
45%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Arsenal

L D D W L W D W

Queens Park Rangers

W D L D L L W L
Head to Head
QPR
1-1
Arsenal 02-Mar-1996
Arsenal
3-0
QPR 26-Dec-1995
QPR
3-1
Arsenal 08-Apr-1995
Arsenal
1-3
QPR 31-Dec-1994
QPR
1-1
Arsenal 27-Apr-1994
Arsenal
0-0
QPR 03-Jan-1994


Live Text Commentary
92:56 +2.56
 

Laurent Koscielny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.

92:00 +2
 

Mikel Arteta decides to take a short corner.

91:34 +1.34
 

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Connolly. Robin van Persie takes a short corner.

87:53
 

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.

87:05
 

Unfair challenge on Wojciech Szczesny by DJ Campbell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

86:02
 

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

84:52
 

Shot by Daniel Gabbidon from outside the box goes high over the target.

84:09
 

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Alejandro Faurlin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt.

82:35
 

Short corner worked by Robin van Persie.

81:08
 

Daniel Gabbidon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robin van Persie. Shot comes in from Mikel Arteta from the free kick.

80:23
 

Shaun Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomas Rosicky. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

79:54
 

The referee blows for offside against Yao Gervinho. Radek Cerny takes the indirect free kick.

76:46
Substitution
 

Bradley Orr on for Armand Traore.

76:34
 

Shot from close range by Yao Gervinho misses to the left of the target.

75:16
 

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Matthew Connolly gets a block in.

73:42
Substitution
 

Jamie Mackie leaves the field to be replaced by Tommy Smith. Yao Gervinho comes on in place of Theo Walcott.

73:29
 

Effort on goal by Aaron Ramsey from just inside the area clears the bar.

71:07
 

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton. Adel Taarabt takes the free kick.

70:37
 

Laurent Koscielny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

70:04
 

Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Matthew Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

68:39
 

Corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Matthew Connolly clears the crossbar.

66:42
Substitution
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Wright-Phillips on Francis Coquelin. Andrey Arshavin goes off and Tomas Rosicky comes on. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

66:18
 

Short corner taken by Adel Taarabt from the right by-line.

66:06
 

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

63:41
Substitution
 

DJ Campbell is brought on as a substitute for Jay Bothroyd.

62:11
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Mackie on Mikel Arteta. Laurent Koscielny takes the indirect free kick.

59:32
Goal
 

Robin van Persie grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-0 QPR.Andrey Arshavin provided the assist for the goal.

55:40
 

Shot by Theo Walcott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

54:57
 

Mikel Arteta challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.

54:20
 

Theo Walcott is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.

53:12
Substitution
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Luke Young. Luke Young is cautioned. Francis Coquelin replaces Thomas Vermaelen. Andrey Arshavin takes the indirect free kick.

52:30
 

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, clearance by Alex Song.

51:58
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Walcott. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.

51:45
 

Jay Bothroyd delivers the ball, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

50:05
 

The official flags Jay Bothroyd offside. Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

49:16
 

Shaun Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

47:51
 

Mikel Arteta produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

46:21 +1.21
 

Jay Bothroyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Laurent Koscielny. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

47:25
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on Johan Djourou. Indirect free kick taken by Johan Djourou.

46:06
 

Jamie Mackie is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

45:37
 

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Alex Song results in a free kick. Matthew Connolly takes the indirect free kick.

43:51
 

Adel Taarabt fouled by Johan Djourou, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Armand Traore.

43:28
 

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta played to the near post, save by Radek Cerny.

43:13
 

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.

42:56
 

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie, save by Radek Cerny.

42:44
 

Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd.

42:31
 

Aaron Ramsey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joey Barton manages to make a clearance.

41:58
 

Corner from right by-line taken by Robin van Persie.

40:30
 

Inswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the left by-line, clearance made by Matthew Connolly.

40:14
 

Unfair challenge on Alex Song by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Song.

39:02
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Djourou on Joey Barton. Booking for Johan Djourou. Free kick taken by Armand Traore.

38:33
 

The ball is sent over by Shaun Wright-Phillips, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

38:01
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

37:15
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Alex Song. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

36:41
Yellow card
 

Booking for Thomas Vermaelen for unsporting behaviour.

34:46
 

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.

32:32
 

Laurent Koscielny takes a shot. Luke Young gets a block in.

32:09
 

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Connolly makes a clearance.

31:17
 

The ball is delivered by Mikel Arteta.

31:02
 

Aaron Ramsey decides to take the corner short.

30:38
 

Jamie Mackie is ruled offside. Per Mertesacker takes the indirect free kick.

29:20
 

Robin van Persie produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

28:56
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Jay Bothroyd. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

27:53
 

Andrey Arshavin is caught offside. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.

26:04
 

Foul by Joey Barton on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded. Joey Barton goes into the referee's book. Robin van Persie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

24:28
 

Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.

22:54
 

Robin van Persie has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

20:31
 

Unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Alex Song results in a free kick. Daniel Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.

20:04
 

Mikel Arteta fouled by Joey Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the indirect free kick.

18:40
 

Joey Barton has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

18:05
 

The referee blows for offside. Radek Cerny takes the free kick.

17:26
 

Shaun Wright-Phillips is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Song.

15:02
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Radek Cerny.

13:02
 

Corner taken by Robin van Persie played to the near post, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.

10:23
 

Jay Bothroyd challenges Per Mertesacker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Per Mertesacker takes the indirect free kick.

9:51
 

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

8:24
 

Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

2:06
 

The ball is delivered by Theo Walcott.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Man City 4 10 12
2 Crystal Palace 4 3 9
3 Leicester 4 3 8
4 Swansea 4 3 8
5 Man Utd 4 1 7
6 Arsenal 4 0 7
7 Liverpool 4 -1 7
8 West Ham 4 3 6
9 Everton 4 1 5
10 Southampton 4 0 5

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