Arsenal will be hoping to continue their good form in the Premier League when they face QPR on WednesdayReuters

London rivals Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers come face to face at Loftus Road on Wednesday as both sides look to get a positive result in this game for very different reasons.

Arsenal are the clear favourites on paper, especially, considering their recent Premier League form. Apart from their defeat to Tottenham in the North London derby on 7 February, the Gunners have been in fine form in the Premier League, recording six wins in their last seven Premier League fixtures.

Apart from the Premier League Arsene Wenger's men have been doing well in the FA Cup as well, having booked a date with Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the competition.

However, Arsenal were not able to do that well in the last 16 of the Champions League as they were beaten by AS Monaco 1-3 by AS Monaco in the first leg.

Nevertheless, the Gunners will not be thinking of that game as they prepare to face Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Although Wenger admits that Arsenal are "nowhere near" winning the Premier League title, he is certain that around 72 points will be enough to book them a place in the next season's Champions League.

"At the moment we are too far from Chelsea to say we are in the title race, but you never know what can happen," the Frenchman told the Daily Mail.

"The best way is to look forward and go as fast as you can. You can see the quality of the teams behind us. Seventy-two points might be enough."

"People have finished in the top four with 67 points, but if you look at this year, we have 51 points, so it will be in the 70s. It is a tough run-in, similar to last year."

Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers will be desperate to win this game and move out of the relegation zone.

The Hoops, who are currently in 18th place in the Premier League, will move out of the relegation zone at the expense of Aston Villa if they manage to beat Arsenal.

Even a draw against the Gunners would not be a bad result, as QPR have an extra game in hand due to them not playing last weekend.

However, things will certainly not be very easy for the Hoops against Arsenal, considering their recent lack of form, which has seen them lose five out of their last six fixtures.

Although many are certain that QPR will be relegated this season, manager Chris Ramsey is confident that five wins will be enough to keep them in the Premier League beyond this season.

"To be honest with you I very rarely look at the table," Ramsey told Sky Sports. "Whatever the other teams do will be irrelevant."

"We know that if we can get four or five wins that we're going to be there right until the end. The target is to win every game that we can. I don't think we have the luxury of setting a specific target."

Expected Line-ups:

QPR: Green; Yun, Ferdinand, Caulker, Furlong; Phillips, Henry, Kranjcar, Traore; Austin, Zamora

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Paulista, Koscielny, Gibbs; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck; Giroud

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for 8pm GMT (1.30am IST, 3pm ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

The match will not be telecast live in the UK, but audience can listen to the live commentary of the match on BBC London 94.9. The match will also not be broadcast live in the US, but the live action can be streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

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