FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic go into tonight’s game at Arsenal knowing only another win will do if they are to extend their eight-year stay in the Premier League. Wigan need to win their game at the Emirates and also defeat Aston Villa on the final day of the season if they are to escape relegation. It is a high stakes game with Arsenal desperately needing a win to secure a Champions League place for next season.
Wigan are already in the Europa League after winning the FA Cup, but the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will want to continue his record of 15 consecutive Champions League qualifications.
It will be a tall order for the Latics, playing against the form team in the Premier League. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight league matches, earning 20 points during that period (W6, D2).
Wigan however will be on a tremendous high after winning the FA Cup Final and have only lost one of their last seven Premier League matches in the month of May. They are also the only team to have picked up more points away (18) than at home (17) in the top flight this season.
Something has to give, but if Wigan can replicate their FA Cup performance they will be the team who prevail and take their season into the final day against Aston Villa.