ESPN – Spells of Arsenal dominance riddled by in-game inconsistency

It's down to the wire in the Premier League as Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool vie for a Champions League spot. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Olivier Giroud never gives up, and that's the strength of a good striker. On Wednesday night, Arsenal recorded a 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, maintaining their fourth-place position after a midweek Premier League round when the top eight teams all won. The victory felt eerily familiar. It could have been the reverse fixture, a 2-1 win at the Emirates on Boxing Day. It could have been the match a couple of days afterwards, a 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park. It could have been the midweek 2-1 victory against a struggling Leicester side a…