Arsenal responded with a 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday after their disappointing defeat to Monaco in the Champions League.
The Gunners now sit in third position following their win against the Toffees and play QPR who are battling to climb up the relegation zone. Arsene Wenger’s men are heavy favourites heading into this tie and ex-Gunner Merson backs the north London side to secure three points at Loftus Road.
“Arsenal win these games,” he told Sky Sports. “They bounced back well on Sunday with a professional performance against Everton after a devastating defeat midweek against Monaco.
“They tend to do this, and I see it continuing again. Their season has been full of small runs met by big defeats.
“I think Leicester have more of a chance of staying up than QPR if I’m honest, despite the five-point gap. Their away performances have improved and one or two wins against the teams around them could give them a huge boost.”
Paul Merson predicted: QPR 0-2 Arsenal.