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Wenger: Giroud deserved red

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Player Ratings: Foolish Olivier Giroud leaves Arsenal hanging on vs. QPR

Olivier Giroud was sent off for clashing with Nedum Onuoha during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR was a valuable result but in typical fashion they made life a lot more difficult for themselves. At 1-0 up and completely in control, Olivier Giroud's silly reaction to a Nedum Onuoha foul left referee Martin Atkinson with no option but to send him off. 

Although they doubled their lead with 10 men, a generous penalty brought Harry Redknapp's side back into the game. By the end it was backs to the wall defending that saw the Gunners through.

With a trip to West Ham...

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Arsenal hold on against QPR despite Olivier Giroud red card

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Arsenal survived the sending-off of striker Olivier Giroud for a reckless head-butt to beat QPR 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium and close-in on the top four spot in the Premier League.

Arsenal survived the sending-off of striker Olivier Giroud for a reckless head-butt to beat QPR 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium and close back up on the top four of the Premier League.

The Gunners were in cruise control following Alexis Sanchez's 10th league goal on 37 minutes, the Chilean having seen a tame early penalty saved.

However, a rush of blood from France striker Giroud at the start of the second half reduced Arsenal to 10 men. The Frenchman charged into Nedum Onuoha, the defender hitting the...

Arsenal Report Card: A summary of the Gunners' Premier League season

The ESPN FC crew discuss whether or not Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger should be fired after missed transfer opportunities.

With the Premier League season edging towards its half-way point, who has starred for Arsenal, and what can Arsene Wenger's men achieve in the second half of the campaign? Here's a look at how the Gunners have fared so far.

Grade: C

Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

A campaign blighted by injuries, inconsistency and insufficient transfer activity.

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Aside from the outstanding form of Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal's season hasn't provided their fans with a huge amount to be excited about. Wenger's...

Cavani nears Arsenal move, Cristiano Ronaldo won't return to Old Trafford

Edinson Cavani has been linked away from Paris Saint-Germain for some time.

Christmas is over, and managers have been busy looking at the best Boxing Day deals ahead of the winter window opening on Jan. 1. Find out the latest rumours with Transfer Talk...

Gunners closing on Cavani?

After watching Olivier Giroud land himself a three-match ban for a ridiculous head-butt during Arsenal's nervy 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day, rumours that Arsene Wenger may be contemplating a move for Edinson Cavani are sure to gather pace.

The Daily Express reports that...

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No excuse for Giroud's retaliation

The ESPN FC panel discuss Olivier Giroud's sending off in Arsenal's victory over Queens Park Rangers, and how his suspension will cost Arsenal later on.

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