Mikel Arteta breathed a sigh of relief after his 10-man Arsenal side picked up a valuable point at home to in-form Southampton on Wednesday.
The Gunners boss has been under pressure amid a dismal run of results but saw his side battle from a goal down to earn a share of the spoils.
Former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott looked to have kick-started another sorry evening for his old club, dinking a shot over Benrd Leno on 18 minutes after a quick breakaway.
Arteta needed a reaction from his players, and got one when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first goal from open play in 11 matches to equalise.
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But Arsenal were given a nervy finish after defender Gabriel pulled down Walcott to receive his second booking and leave his side battling with a man fewer for the final half hour.