Theo Walcott scored the quickest goal of the Premier League season to secure Arsenal a 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers to keep his club on course for UEFA Champions League qualification.
QPR, whose relegation had been confirmed by last week's 0-0 draw at Reading, were slowly out of the blocks and conceded the only goal with only 20 seconds on the clock.
Harry Redknapp's side recovered to make a game of it, but were unable to create a clear-cut opening as Arsenal moved back into third position, albeit having played two games more than fourth-placed Chelsea, and one more than Tottenham in fifth.
Arsenal were in front after just 20 seconds when sloppy play from former Gunners full-back Armand Traore was punished when Mikel Arteta slipped in Walcott and his scruffy finish found its way past Rob Green.
Walcott came close to a second goal for the visitors on 26 minutes when he was played in by Tomas Rosicky, but his low shot struck the post.
QPR started to respond and created their be...