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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 32 Goals 47 (69)
(32) 21 Assists 42 (53)
(6.6) 6.6 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
32.9 Average Age 30.5
181.7 Average Height (cm) 180.9
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1.1 (1.1)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.5) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Watson Out 6.7
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Ryo Miyaichi Out 6.15
Piscu Out 6.94
Gary Caldwell Doubtful 6.48
James McCarthy Doubtful 6.89
Antolin Alcaraz Doubtful 7.03
Iván Ramis Doubtful 6.72
Player Reason Status Rating
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Abou Diaby Out 7.16
André Santos Out 6.73
Ignasi Miquel Out 6.09
Laurent Koscielny Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Wigan's injury problems continue to mount, particularly in defence, where Piscu is now ruled out with a hamstring injury, and could be out for as manu as 10 weeks.
  • Ramis, Caldwell and Alcaraz are all doubts having missed out in recent weeks, so Wigan's three man backline could feature midfielder David Jones yet again. However, Roberto Martinez will probably risk one of his doubtful trio to avoid having to play Jones.
  • James McCarthy was forced off at half time in the loss to Norwich with a foot injury and may not be available to play here.
  • It will be interesting to see whether Arsene Wenger sticks with Theo Walcott up front after the he played there in the 5-2 crushing of Reading on Monday night. The Englishman has stated his desire to be a centre forward for Arsenal and he scored when given the chance last time out, so could well get another chance here.
  • Santi Cazorla will be the one to watch after his hat-trick at the Madjeski Stadium.
  • Lukas Podolski had one of his better games and will hope to embark on a good run of form now.


  • Arsenal were on form in the win at Reading on Monday night, but while they will be more confident having scored 5 goals, Arsene Wenger will need to make sure his players to not get ahead of themselves and start thinking that the job is done. They need a win at Wigan to start a run of good results.
  • Wigan have terrible injury problems at the moment and have resultantly won only 1 of their last 7 Premier League matches and none of their last 4. A game versus Arsenal, against whom they have won only 1 of their last 6, conceding 12 goals in 4 most recent of those, is far from ideal.
  • With the home side's defensive problems and Arsenal having bagged 5 goals earlier this week, the away side should be confident of a positive result. The 4-0 win they recorded last season will probably be beyond them, but another convincing Arsenal win could be on the cards.
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