The game at the Emirates showed that QPR could indeed hold their own if they set their minds to it. But Mikel Arteta wasn't in the mood to give the Rangers—and their beleaguered manager—a deserved point, even if some have deemed the goal offside.
All credit to the Gunners as they did play well and created numerous chances, but it was the West London outfit—with a helping hand from a certain Stephane M'Bia—who were masters of their own downfall once more.
Already having learned that Mark Hughes can't win away around nine months ago, the loss wasn't too much of a surprise to most. But there were some other lessons that we can take away from the game on Saturday.
Read on to find out what they are.