Arsenal vs Wigan Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 14, 2013; 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Emirates Stadium — London.
The Latics are in need of three points in order to avoid relegation. Roberto Martinez’s team are inn good mood after their surprising FA Cup final win over Man City, while the Gunners knows that only a victory at the Emirates will live them in the top-four fight.
Arsenal and Wigan both have two games left in the EPL this season. Both clubs still have a lot to play for as Arsenal is in the hunt for Champions League spot, while Wigan are trying to avoid relegation.
Arsenal stands 5th in the EPL with 67 points from 36 games, having 19 wins, 10 draws and 7 loses so far this season. The Gunners are 2 points behind 4th-placed Tottenham and 5 points behind 3rd-placed Chelsea with this game in hand. Their present form has seen W,D,W,D,W from last five games. Last five home matches the Gunners have finished with W,W,W,D,D. A week ago they won QPR 0-1.
Wigan goes 18th in the league table with 35 points from 36 games, winning 9, drawing 8 and losing 19 so far this season. The Latics are 4 points behind 17th-placed Sunderland, having game in hand. Their present form has seen L,D,W,L,W from last five games in all competitions. Last five away matches the Latics have finished with W,L,L,W,W. Also, they have triumphed in the FA Cup final by winning 1-0 against Man City.
Arsenal have no fresh injured players, so head coach Arsene Wenger could count on both left-backs Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal. Olivier Giroud will miss the last match of his three-game suspension, so Lukas Podolski will once again lead the line.
Wigan could count on Ben Watson in the starting squad, after his winning goal at Wembley. But, Roberto Martinez remains without Ronnie Stam, Jean Beausejour and Maynor Figueroa due to injuries.
Arsenal line-up: Szczęsny, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Walcott, Ramsey, Cazorla, Podolski.
Last three matches:
QPR 0 – Arsenal FC 1;
Arsenal FC 1 – Manchester United 1;
Fulham 0 – Arsenal FC 1.
Wigan line-up: Joel, Boyce, Alcáraz, Scharner, McArthur, McCarthy, Watson, Espinoza, McManaman, Koné, Maloney.
Last three matches:
Manchester City 0 – Wigan Athletic 1;
Wigan Athletic 2 – Swansea City 3;
West Bromwich Albion 2 – Wigan Athletic 3.