Aston Villa climbed out of the Barclays Premier League bottom three with a deserved share of the spoils against Arsene Wenger's side at Villa Park.
But a single point did little to bolster Arsenal's hopes of re-igniting their hopes of a top-four finish in a game of few clear-cut chances.
It needed a fine save from Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny to deny Villa substitute Brett Holman a late winner.
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