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Premier League (EPL) 29 Dec 2010 Wigan Athletic 2 – Arsenal FC 2
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 8 home matches in the Premier League.
Last season Arsenal lost at home to Wigan in their 34th game, a result which helped the Latics avoid relegation.
That victory last season is Wigan’s only Premier League away win against Arsenal.
Arsenal have taken 14 points from their last six games, a total only Chelsea can match.
The Gunners have drawn their last two home games, they have not drawn three in a row within the same season since March-April 2011.
Wigan have taken five points from their last six games, only three teams have fewer in this period.
In the six games before that, Wigan took 10 points.
Wigan need to win this game to realistically avoid relegation to the Championship.
The Latics have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches in the Premier League.
No FA Cup winning team has ever been relegated in the same season.
Last season the FA Cup winners lost 4-1 (Chelsea at Liverpool) in their first game after the victory.
Arsenal have scored more counter attack goals than any other Barclays Premier League team this season (7).
Arsenal’s last four Premier League games have gone under 2.5 goals with three of them going under 1.5 goals.
Arsenal have scored 43 goals at home in the Premier League this season, second only to champions Manchester United.
Santi Cazorla is the only Arsenal player to have appeared in all 36 of their games so far.
The previous game between the two sides was settled 1-0 in Arsenal’s favour thanks to a penalty from Mikel Arteta.
Of all the teams around them, Wigan have taken the most wins on the road in the league this season, with five ahead of their trip to the Emirates.
The Latics took their first-ever league victory over Arsenal at the Emirates last season, with two quick-fire goals from Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez gave them a 2-1 win.
Arsenal 2 Wigan 1
Note: Stats from Opta