Paul Merson predicts QPR v Arsenal

Loftus Road QPR

Former Gunner feels Arsenal will easily beat QPR.

Former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes the Gunners will have no trouble overcoming QPR this week.

Arsenal face Chris Ramsey's side a week on from their Champions League home loss to Monaco, having defeated Everton 2-0 at the weekend through goals from Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky. 

Merson told SkySports he viewed this as a sign Arsenal have quickly got their act together and can record a streak of successive victories.

"Arsenal win these games. They bounced back well on Sunday with a professional performance against Everton after a devastating defeat midweek against Monaco.

"They tend to do this, and I see it continuing again. Their season has been full of small runs met by big defeats."

In the Premier League, Arsenal have won five of their last six matches, with a defeat in the North London derby the only exception. They have risen to third in the division, while QPR have edged out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

They have the opposite record, losing five and winning one of their last six, recording victory away to Sunderland in Chris Ramsey's first game in charge.

Their home form is the one bright spot, winning five times in the league at Loftus Road this campaign, and have the 12th best record at home in the top flight. Arsenal's away record is among the best, the fifth most successful this season in fact, most recently winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

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