After a beginning that many would find hard to match, both Everton and Arsenal simply ran out of steam on a night where neither side deserved the three points on offer.
A first-minute opener from Theo Walcott hit the Toffees hard, but Marouane Fellaini was on hand to gift the Blues a very astute equaliser just 20 minutes later.
The pair will now retire to lick their wounds before resuming the battle for European qualification in the very near future.
Everton Starting Lineup:
Howard; Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines; Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Naismith; Fellaini; Jelavic
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios
Scorers: Fellaini (28')
Arsenal Starting Lineup:
Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen; Wilshere, Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Mannone, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho
Scorers: Walcott (1')