Rosicky returns for Gunners

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky makes his first Barclays Premier League start as he returned to the side against QPR at the Emirates Stadium today.

Rosicky returns for Gunners

Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky makes his first Barclays Premier League start as he returned to the side against QPR at the Emirates Stadium today.

England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not in the squad, with Theo Walcott and goalkeeper David Ospina both back from injury among the substitutes.

QPR – who had lost all of their league away games so far – make five changes, with defender Rio Ferdinand captaining the side in his first appearance since the start of October and in-form Charlie Austin leading the attack.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Rosicky, Flamini, Cazorla, Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck.

Subs: Podolski, Ospina, Walcott, Chambers, Campbell, Coquelin, Bellerin.

QPR: Green, Caulker, Ferdinand, Onuoha, Isla, Kranjcar, Henry, Mutch, Traore, Vargas, Austin.

Subs: Hill, Phillips, Fer, Wright-Phillips, McCarthy, Hoilett, Zamora.

Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

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