Arsenal booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win against Aston Villa, but they were made to fight for it after going two goals down in the first-half.
After three straight league defeats Arsene Wenger is coming under increasing pressure to end a seven year wait for silverware by an impatient public.
And a poor first-half performance looked to be leaving the under-fire Frenchman in a precarious position, but his charges made a spirited comeback to ease the spotlight on him and keep them in the hunt for a trophy this season.
Arsenal left the field to a chorus of boos but the mood lightened in the second-half as they fought back to level terms and then went in front following a scintillating seven minute spell.
Robin Van Persie fired home a penalty in the 53rd minute after Dunne was adjudged to have fouled Aaron Ramsey to reduce the deficit before Theo Walcott then equalised with a fortuitous but sublime strike.
Cutting in from the right-wing and dribbling down the byline before trying to beat Shay Given from an angle, after the Villa keeper parried his effort it was cleared into Walcott and deflected into the back of the net.
The Gunners then went in front when Bent, tracking back to defend, gave away a penalty for an untidy challenge on Koscielny, allowing van Persie his second goal of the game.