Arteta's penalty after 85 minutes cancelled out
Arsenal's comeback win lifted it above Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, who did not play, into third place while Everton strengthened its bid for European football with victory.
QPR had chances through
Time and again McCarthy came to the Royals' rescue by producing a succession of world-class saves to deny
Coutinho also had a goal disallowed for offside and Suarez saw a chip cleared off the line by
Aston Villa missed the chance to pull clear of the relegation zone when it was held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham, with
Delph also wasted a golden chance to atone for his mistake in the 73rd minute but he blasted high and wide from the back post after a cross from
Villa could have moved five points clear of the relegation zone but its cushion is just three points and its position remains precarious.
Villa's goal difference of minus-24 is inferior to both Sunderland and Wigan Athletic, who are immediately below it.
Southampton was also held at home after taking the lead, drawing 1-1 with West Ham United striker