Theo Walcott scored the quickest Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Saturday to provisionally move third.
Walcott put the Gunners ahead with a shot from inside the area after only 20 seconds in the London derby at Loftus Road.
Arsenal is two points ahead of both Chelsea and Tottenham In the race for Champions League spots. It has played two games more than Chelsea - which faces champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday - and one more than Spurs.
Tottenham beat Southampton 1-0 earlier Saturday.