Lukasz Fabianski expects Queens Park Rangers' 'Spurs connection' to make life difficult for Arsenal on Saturday.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is in charge at Loftus Road while his two assistants, Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond, worked with Redknapp during his time at White Hart Lane.

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Adel Taraabt and Andros Townsend - two of QPR's leading lights this season - also have ties to Tottenham and that's why Fabianski is not expecting Arsenal's next opponents to take their foot off the gas despite getting relegated.

"For sure it will be a tough game," he told Arsenal Player. "For them it will be the kind of game to give something back to the fans and show that they maybe didn't deserve to go down.

"I think most of their coaching staff have some relations with Tottenham so maybe they will put out a team that mean we will drop points and help Spurs.

"It will be a tough game but looking at our away results from recent games, I think we're in a good position."

Fabianski won't be involved at the weekend as he continues his recovery from a rib injury, but he could be fit to face Wigan Athletic in Arsenal's final home game of the season.

"I'm getting better, the rib is much better," he said. "There is less soreness and my mobility is better so I'm hoping maybe another week and I should be fully fit.

"I just need to hit the floor first. I didn't dive properly for two or three weeks. That will be the big answer for me if I'm ready or not."

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Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Chris Harris 3 May 2013