Mikel Arteta’s late winner finally ended bottom-club QPR’s resistance as Arsenal ended a turbulent week with a vital Premier League win. Arteta poked in from close range, after his initial header hit the QPR crossbar, as Arsenal bounced back from defeats by Norwich and Schalke.
The winner came moments after QPR’s Stephane M’Bia was sent off for kicking out at Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen. QPR’s Esteban Granero and Jamie Mackie spurned glorious injury-time chances. England midfielder Jack Wilshere played 67 minutes as he made his first senior Arsenal appearance for 17 months.