For Arsenal, it was a missed opportunity to climb up to eighth in the table.
They’ve now won just four of their opening nine matches, but Arteta was content with a point after Pepe’s sending off.
“Considering how early we got Pepe sent off we have to take it,” he said.
“I never like a draw but in the circumstances it’s a point. It is unacceptable.
“The first half there were two different periods.