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  • May 14, 2013
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Emirates Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Dean
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Premier League Preview: Arsenal - Wigan

Premier League Preview: Arsenal - Wigan

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Roberto Martinez's side know that only a win at the Emirates will preserve their top-flight status, just three days after their shock FA Cup success over Manchester City


Arsenal has no new injury worries with Arsene Wenger's only selection dilemma being whether to select Kieran Gibbs or Nacho Monreal at left back, while Jack Wilshere is also fighting to be given the nod over Tomas Rosicky. Olivier Giroud serves the final match of his three-game ban so Lukas Podolski looks set to lead the line once more.

Wigan may bring Ben Watson back into the starting line-up after the midfielder came off the bench to score the winner at Wembley in the FA Cup final. However, Roberto Martinez remains without Ronnie Stam (ankle), Jean Beausejour (hamstring) and Maynor Figueroa (groin).

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Arsenal and Wigan played each other in the last game at the old Highbury stadium back in May 2006. Only Johan Djourou remains at the Gunners, although he is currently out on loan with Hannover 96, while Mike Pollitt and Paul Scharner are still with the Latics.
  • Arsenal has scored 43 goals at home in the Premier League this season, second only to champion Manchester United.
  • The Gunners have only one ever-present in their squad, that being Santi Cazorla (pictured right), who has appeared in all 36 of their games so far.
  • The previous game between the two sides was settled 1-0 in Arsenal's favor thanks to a penalty from Mikel Arteta.
  • Of all the teams around them, Wigan has taken the most wins on the road in the league this season, with five ahead of its trip to the Emirates.
  • The Latics took their first-ever league victory over Arsenal at the Emirates last season, when two quick-fire goals from Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez gave them a 2-1 win.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Arsenal

Wigan Athletic

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Arsenal FC ARS
Arsenal FC Arsenal
Draw
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Wigan Athletic FC Wigan Athletic
71%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

Arsenal FC ARS
2 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Arsenal FC ARS
3 - 0
Wigan Athletic FC WIG
Arsenal FC ARS
2 - 1
Wigan Athletic FC WIG

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