Wigan Athletic v Arsenal
FA Cup Semi Final
Kick off: April 11, 2014 5:07 PM BST
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Head to Head
Premier League (EPL) 14 May 2013 Arsenal FC 4 – Wigan Athletic 1
Premier League (EPL) 22 Dec 2012 Wigan Athletic 0 – Arsenal FC 1
Premier League (EPL) 16 Apr 2012 Arsenal FC 1 – Wigan Athletic 2
Premier League (EPL) 3 Dec 2011 Wigan Athletic 0 – Arsenal FC 4
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Premier League (EPL) 22 Jan 2011 Arsenal FC 3 – Wigan Athletic 0
8 Apr 2014 Wigan Athletic 0 – Millwall 1 ENG2
5 Apr 2014 Wigan Athletic 1 – Leeds 0 ENG2
1 Apr 2014 Wigan Athletic 2 – Leicester City 2 ENG2
29 Mar 2014 Bolton Wanderers 1 – Wigan Athletic 1 ENG2
25 Mar 2014 QPR 1 – Wigan Athletic 0 ENG2
6 Apr 2014 Everton 3 – Arsenal FC 0 EPL
29 Mar 2014 Arsenal FC 1 – Manchester City 1 EPL
25 Mar 2014 Arsenal FC 2 – Swansea City 2 EPL
22 Mar 2014 Chelsea FC 6 – Arsenal FC 0 EPL
16 Mar 2014 Tottenham 0 – Arsenal FC 1 EPL
First: Arsenal have never met Wigan before in the FA Cup. The overall head to head record is played 20, Arsenal wins 15, Wigan wins three and draws two.
Ruthless: The last time Arsenal met Wigan was in May 2013 just after their FA Cup final win over Man City. The Latics were relegated after losing 1-4.
Streak: Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last five FA Cup games, including three in three substitute appearances this season.
On fire: Lukas Podolski has scored four goals in four FA Cup games.
Lethal (?): Mikel Arteta has scored four goals against Wigan in the Premier League; only against Blackburn (6) has he been more prolific.
Even more lethal (?): Thomas Vermaelen has scored four goals in his last four starts against Wigan.
Nervous: Arsenal have lost both previous matches they have played at the new Wembley Stadium by a 1-2 scoreline, to Chelsea in the 2009 FA Cup semi-final and to Birmingham in the 2011 League Cup final.
Resilient: Wigan have won both FA Cup matches they have played at the new Wembley without conceding – last year’s semi-final and final.
Solid: Wigan are unbeaten in their last 12 FA Cup matches, winning 10 and drawing two.
Man to watch: Jordi Gomez has five goals and five assists in his last 10 FA Cup starts.
Deja vu: On four of the last five occasions that Sheffield United have made the FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal have gone on to win the FA Cup (1936, 1993, 1998 & 2003), including the last three in a row. In the other (1961) the team that won it was also from north London, Tottenham).
Odds: Arsenal are favourites at around 1/2 if you fancy a gamble on sports with Gambling Sites Online (GSO) listing a variety of betting sites to choose from. Wigan paying 6/1 to win after 90 minutes, while a draw at full-time is valued at 16/5.
Wigan 1 v 2 Arsenal
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Note: Stats from Opta