Arsenal recovers to draw 2-2 against Liverpool
By ROB HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) Arsenal staged a second-half comeback against Liverpool to draw 2-2 as both teams missed a chance to close in on the Champions League qualification places in the English Premier League on Wednesday.
Arsenal's calamitous defending allowed Liverpool to race into the lead after five minutes through Luis Suarez, and Jordan Henderson was given the space to extend the lead on the hour.
But Liverpool collapsed, with Olivier Giroud beginning Arsenal's comeback with a header in the 64th minute and Theo Walcott equalized three minutes later.
The draw leaves sixth-place Arsenal four points adrift of Tottenham in the fourth Champions League place, while Everton is three points ahead after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1.
Liverpool remains three points behind Arsenal in seventh.
Updated January 30, 2013