Mark Hughes is confident Adel Taarabt will stay at QPR in January after admitting the Moroccan will be key to the club's chances of staying in the Barclays Premier League.

Taarabt found life hard in the top flight last season with rumours of indiscipline off the pitch and poor form on it leading many to claim the 23-year-old was unable to cut it at the highest level. But Hughes seems to have got the best out of the former Tottenham man since, leading to suggestions Arsenal may move for the player.

"It wouldn't surprise me if clubs were looking at him but I know for a fact that he is very happy here and he sees his future here," Hughes said. "This is the best place for him because we support him, we give him the best chance to be successful, and he understands that."

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