Sunderland Echo

Player ratings

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MARTIN DUBRAVKA – 8

Handed his first start of the season after recovering from surgery on his heel, made important saves from Aubameyang, Willock and Xhaka

EMIL KRAFTH – 6

Less comfortabl­e in a wingback role, taken off midway through the second half

ISAAC HAYDEN – 7

Slotted in the central defence against his former club after returning from serving a one-game suspension, put in a typically-committed performanc­e

JAMAAL LASCELLES – 6

Recalled to the team after recovering from Covid-19, taken off at the break after a demanding first 45 minutes back in the team

CIARAN CLARK – 6

Didn’t do much wrong, a steady and committed performanc­e, but gave away the ball for Arsenal's winning goal

PAUL DUMMETT – 6

Got through a tough 120 minutes after a long spell out, switched from wing-back to central defence

MIGUEL ALMIRON – 6

Struggled to find space in the final third of the pitch, threatened on a few occasions before being taken off

SEAN LONGSTAFF – 6

Better after the break as Newcastle got more on the front foot, got higher up the pitch

JEFF HENDRICK – 5

Rarely got on the ball, though did a lot of defensive work

JOELINTON – 6

Worked hard defensivel­y, especially before the break, but never got a sight of goal

ANDY CARROLL – 7

Won a series of first-half defensive headers and was a handful for Arsenal all game, needed better service

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