Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal FC [MATCH PREVIEW]
Arsenal FC are taking on a Wigan Athletic side that lie a lowly 19th in the Barclays Premier League table, with the Lactics picking up only 9 points from 13 games this season. Arsenal come in on the back of two relatively bad results, although the Gunners will be pleased by their performance against Manchester City, having out-smarted and out-played the Citizens, despite being out-scored by Manchester City.
Current overall team form
Arsenal FC Team News
Arsenal FC, despite dropping 2 points last week and losing in mid-week, will still be happy that they finally have a settled first XI, with Arsene Wenger seemingly happy to stick with his current first teamers, following a couple of good results on the trot for his mix of youngsters and experienced veterans.
Facts and Figures
- Wigan have beaten Arsenal only once in Premier League history.
- van Persie is well in sight (3 goals to go) of the record 36 goals scored by Alan Shearer for Rovers in 1995.
- Arsenal have won 11 out of their last 13 games in all competitions.
- There have been 13 goals scored in the 80th minute or later in the last 10 Premier League meetings between Wigan and Arsenal.
GunnerWriteUp Prediction: Wigan 0-2 Arsenal FC
Should be a relatively easy game for the Gunners and I’m going for a rare clean sheet for Arsenal FC, although Wigan Athletic will certainly not be giving the points to Arsenal, I’m pretty sure that Arsenal FC fans can come home happy from the DW Stadium come the match tomorrow.
Robin van Persie will also be out to extend his rich vein of form in the calendar year of 2011, having notched up an impeccable tally of 10 goals in 5 games during their winning streak which ended just a week ago.
Posted on December 2, 2011, in Match Previews and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal FC, Barclays Premier League, BPL, English Premier League, EPL, Gooners, Gunners, Match Preview, Premier League, The Gunners, Wigan Athletic. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.