Arsenal edge two points off top four after win over QPR

Arsenal are within sight of the top four after overcoming Queens Park Rangers in a 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite Alexis Sanchez missing a penalty early on, the Chilean was able to capitalize with a header to put the Gunners in the lead.

Olivier Giroud was sent off in the second half for headbutting Nedum Onuoha but Tomas Rosicky scored on the counter to double the lead on his first start of the season.

QPR pulled a goal back through a Charlie Austin penalty after Mathieu Debuchy brought Junior Hoilett down but it wasn’t enough as Arsenal held on to take the full three points.

Arsene Wenger after the game felt that his side deserved the win on what was his 400th Premier League win:

“We made it hard for ourselves but we played two [types] of games. One where were in control of the game until it went 2-1. After, you never know. The last five minutes were a bit edgy because we conceded a late goal last week and you could feel that was a bit in our mind,” Wenger said. “But overall I think we were in control for big parts of the game and in the end we have shown resilience and fortunately got the three points.”

The Frenchman also commented on being the second only manager to win 400 Premier League games.

“I’m happy I could win 400 and it’s not as easy as it looks. The next 400 will be much more difficult.”

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