Arsenal v Wigan Athletic: Match Preview

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Lukas Fabianski (rib) and Kieran Gibbs (hip) are expected to return for Arsenal, while Olivier Giroud serves the final match of this three-game ban.

After their FA Cup triumph over Manchester City on Saturday manager Roberto Martinez will base his selection around that victorious squad. Jean Beausejour and defender Adrian Lopez won’t make it for Arsenal clash but could return for Sunday’s potential showdown with Aston Villa.

Arsene Wenger…“Two months ago we had no chance to be where we are today so we can only be happy with what we have done. Two months ago our destiny was not in our hands. Today it is, so we have done very well, so now let’s finish the job and continue to play like we have been doing and take the points.”

Roberto Martinez…“I think we are fortunate in terms of results because if you are relying on other people to do your job that doesn’t work in football. If we win the six points we don’t have to rely on anyone. It is important that mentally the mindset is right and it is right because of what is happening within the town and what happened at the weekend.”

Match Statistic: Arsenal have profited more than any other team in the Premier League this season from counter-attack goals (7).

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Wigan Athletic

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