Arsenal U23s concluded their season last night with a 2-2 draw away to West Ham United.
Steve Bould’s side went into the game knowing that a point would be sufficient to keep them in the top division, although even if they lost it would have required an emphatic victory for Leicester against Liverpool next week to send them down.
As it transpired, Arsenal left it very late to get a draw, with the impressive Kido Taylor-Hart scoring an equaliser in the second minute of stoppage time at the end of the second half.
Nikolaj Moller had earlier scored a penalty, as he did when these two sides faced each other last weekend.
The game was also notable for Arsenal giving U23s debuts to three players.
Winger Nathan Butler-Oyedeji is set to turn professional in the summer and was given a runout as a substitute, while highly rated midfielder Marcelo Flores started the game.
The biggest news, though, was the involvement of centre-back Omar Rekik, who came on in the closing stages to finally make his first appearance for the club.
Rekik was set to join Arsenal last year but the paperwork didn’t go through on time, meaning he had to wait until January for the transfer to become official. He subsequently suffered an injury that kept him out for several months but is now fully fit and will hope to feature prominently for the U23s next season.