Arsenal edge past QPR to stay fourth

Arsenal tightened their grip on a Champions League qualification place with a narrow victory over relegated Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Theo Walcott scored the decisive goal after just twenty seconds, the fastest of the season and the Gunners quickest in the Premier League era.

The win momentarily took Arsene Wenger’s men to third position, though they ended the weekend in fourth position following Chelsea’s win over champions Manchester United.

The club will now have one eye on Wednesday’s clash between Chelsea and fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, where anything less than a win for Andre Villas Boas’ side will leave Arsenal’s destiny in their own hands.

Elswhere, Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has said that it will take “a hell of a lot” to take goalkeeper Asmir Begovic away from the Britannia Stadium in the summer.

The Gunner, along with Liverpool and Manchester United have been long interested in the Bosnia international, who is thought to be valued at around £15 million.

Meanwhile, Wojciech Szczesny, the man currently between the posts for Arsenal is convinced the club will finish in the top four, and has took a swipe at North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, by claiming they “don’t have enough quality”.

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