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.
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