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Arteta rescues Arsenal with 1-0 win over QPR

Published on Oct 28, 2012 6:04 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Mikel Arteta's 84th-minute goal saw Arsenal beat bottom club Queens Park Rangers 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak and crown Jack Wilshere's comeback with victory.

Beaten by Norwich City and Schalke in their last two outings, Arsene Wenger's side looked destined for a third disappointing result in a row until Arteta finally found a way past QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar.

Victory lifted Arsenal to fourth place, although they trail leaders Chelsea by seven points and will fall 10 points off the pace if the Blues prevail against Manchester United on Sunday.

Arsenal welcomed back Wilshere - who missed the whole of last season through injury - and Bacary Sagna at the Emirates and despite controlling the game, they squandered a number of chances in the first half.

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