SUNDERLAND reporter Chris Young gives his ratings as the Black Cats draw at Arsenal to secure their place in the Premier League.
Pantilimon 9 - Magnificent saves to deny Walcott, Gibbs and Giroud.
Jones 8 - Fortunate to escape with heart-in-the-mouth moment when he headed against own bar.
O’Shea 9 - At his imperious best, used all his experience to nullify the Gunners.
Coates 9 - Has been a real zero to hero during this relegation battle.
Van Aanholt 7 - Caught out of position a couple of times, but stuck to his task.
Cattermole 9 - Gave everything in disrupting the Gunners on the edge of the Sunderland box.
Larsson 9 - Shrugged off his knee injury to cover every blade alongside Cattermole.
Johnson 7 - Made Fletcher’s first chance and worked doggedly.
Wickham 5 - Control was frequently poor and got in two minds over going forwards.
Defoe 8 - Set up van Aanholt and Fletcher chances, but more importantly worked doggedly.
Graham 5 - Struggled to offer Sunderland an attacking platform on the break.
Rodwell (for Wickham 46) 7 - Covered the ground in the middle of the park.
Fletcher (for Graham 46) 6 - Offered far more going forwards than Wickham, but should have scored at least one.
Buckley (for Johnson 75) 6 - Provided fresh legs in chasing down the Gunners.
Arsenal: Ospina 7, Bellerin 8, Mertesacker 6, Koscielny 7, Gibbs 6, Ramsey 6, Cazorla 6, Wilshere 7, Ozil 6, Sanchez 7, Giroud 7
Subs: Walcott (for Wilshere 67) 7, Rosicky (for Ozil 81) 7
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire) 6 - Missed a handball from Koscielny which could set Defoe free.