Kick-off: 16.00 (live @ Sky Supercalcio)
Wigan climbed off the bottom of the table for the first time since October 22 after clinching their first away win of the season in the Barclays Premier League last week at Sunderland to seal the end of Bruce's reign. It was only the Latics’ second league win of the campaign, though, with their previous success coming at home against QPR in August. Victory at the Stadium of Light was their first in 10 league matches and followed the point they gained against fellow strugglers Blackburn the previous week that halted an eight-game losing run.
Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League to six matches last week with a 1-1 draw against Fulham, who ended a sequence of five straight league wins for the Gunners. The point gained kept Arsenal three points adrift of fourth-placed Newcastle, while their last league defeat – 2-1 at Tottenham in early October – is now a distant memory. But Arsene Wenger’s side have also lost at Manchester United and Blackburn on their travels in the league this season.
Wigan: L L L L D W
Arsenal: W W W W W D
• Arsenal have won all nine home matches against Wigan in league and cup, but have only taken one point from their last two trips to the DW Stadium.
Arsenal: Wilshere, Jenkinson, Sagna, Gibbs, Miyaichi, Rosicky, Diaby