Arsenal held to 0-0 draw at Aston Villa


BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- Arsenal endured its third 0-0 draw of the Premier League season, allowing Aston Villa to climb out of the relegation zone on Saturday.

The Gunners are in sixth place, four points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea, which is still to play Manchester City on Sunday.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, it needed a fine save from Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to deny Villa substitute Brett Holman a late winner.

United States goalkeeper Brad Guzan kept his third clean sheet of the season as Villa moved a point clear of drop zone.