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Full time: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland stay in the Premier League for another season after grabbing the point required to remain in the top flight for a ninth straight season. Arsenal go a third straight home game without a goal and they can now no longer finish higher than third. Only a seven-goal swing on the final day will see them finish below fourth place Manchester United.

Well that is all we have time for tonight. We're back with live coverage of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday but until then goodbye.


Three added minutes at the Emirates.


Theo Walcott has had three guilt-edged chances and on each occasion Pantilimon has been equal to them. He gets away in the fight hand channel of the area again and is denied by a strong right hand from the Sunderland stopper. Ramsey can't convert from the follow up.


Pantilimon makes a brilliant low save to deny Walcott before the ball is hacked clear as Giroud closed in. Will Arsenal get another chance? Ramsey with the latest effort on goal which is saved well by the Romanian.


Rosicky straight into the action when he finds Walcott and though the return pass is underhit, the Czech Republic takes aim but cuts across the ball and it goes behind harmlessly.


Mesut Ozil off and Tomas Rosicky on as we enter the final 10 minutes. Arsenal in need of some inspiration. Sunderland starting to look comfortable.


Will Buckley is on for Adam Johnson as Sunderland add another pair of fresh legs for the final minutes. Arsenal have wavered between threatening and listless at times tonight. Can they produce one last push, or can Sunderland hold out to confirm survival?


A hopeful cross from Bellerin is missed by everyone except Billy Jones who diverts a header against his own post but fortunately back to the feet of a Sunderland defender who clears. Arsenal inches away from taking the lead. A quarter of an hour remaining.


I questioned whether Theo Walcott could get in behind the Sunderland back four and he just has to deadly effect but without applying the finishing touch. Koscileny players him through and when he gets to the ball first ahead of Pantilimon he can't get enough on the finish and Coates clears.


If Sunderland are relegated come 5pm on Sunday they could do worse than hark back to the chances missed from the boot of Steven Fletcher. Van Aaanholt's dragged shot finds the forward who slides in but diverts his effort high and wide. Great chance to take the lead with 20 minutes on the clock.


Change for Arsenal as Theo Walcott comes on to play make his 300th Gunners appearance as he replaced Jack Wilshere. Getting in behind an increasingly deep lying Sunderland defence might be tough.


It's all Arsenal now and they're getting closer to breaking the deadlock. Gibbs is the latest player to take aim, but his right-footed shot is flicked over by Coates, who has been immense for the away side tonight. Into the last third of the game and you could make a case for either side here.


Sanchez is denied by a great block by Coates but at the other end Sunderland should be ahead. Defoe plays in Fletcher on the break but the Scot's dinked shot is palmed behind by Ospina. What a chance.


Kieran Gibbs with a back post header(!) which is well saved y Pantilimon, who jumps across his goal to keep out the effort. Better from the home side who had looked beaten in their attempts to end their goal drought.


It has been no better from Arsenal since the break but they create their best chance of the game after 56 minutes. Bellerin cross and Giroud gets ahead of Coates and flicks goalwards and Pantilimon makes the save. Sunderland looks solid at the back and threatening on the break though.


Now then, now then. Steven Fletches gets some space in an attacking position and attempts to play through Defoe, but Koscielny blocks the pass, perhaps with his arm. Now Fletcher tests Ospina with the best chance so far, before Van Aanholt is denied by the Gunners 'keeper after being played in by Defoe. Suddenly the game comes alive.


Two changes for Sunderland at the break. Jack Rodwell and Steven Fletcher on and Connor Wickham and Danny Graham off. Some fresh legs and a extra man in midfield for Sunderland as the second half gets under way.


Half time: Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland are 45 minutes away from securing their Premier League survival for another season after frustrating Arsenal in the first half at the Emirates. The Gunners have done all the running but are yet to carve out a genuine chance as Costel Pantilimon has been almost unworked. The visitors have offered very little in an attacking sense but they won't mind that if they can keep the North Londoners at bay.


Only two added on minutes at the Emirates. Thank goodness for that.


Counter-attack from Sunderland as first led by Jermain Defoe but when the ball comes out to Johnson, he slashes over from 25 yards. Not a great effort.


Neat build-up play from Arsenal ends with Ozil lashing the ball over from 20 yards. Bit of frustration start to slip into their play as we approach half-time. It feels like a repeat of the defeat to Swansea a week ago.


Now Olivier Giroud volleys wide after being played in by Wilshere, who has impressed in these opening 32 minutes. Arsenal all over the visitors.


Another half chance for Arsenal as Wilshere scoops a pass into the path of Ozil, who left-footed slams the ball over the bar. Sunderland keeping their discipline but their spells of possession are becoming increasingly limited.