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Postby Conner99 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:03 pm

Wigan remain in the relegation zone after they were beaten 2-1 by Norwich , manager Roberto Martinez will need to get out his magic wand again and start conjuring up some win spells as Wigan look to stop the rot .



Arsenal helped their under fire manager Arsene Wenger by handing Reading a 5-2 beating at the Madjeski Stadium ....Santi Cazorla helped to give the travelling fans an early christmas present with a well earned hatrick ..and Theo Walcott in his favoured central striker role helped himself to a goal and did his cause some good with a fine performance .
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Postby Hams » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Arsenal should be full of confidence after that win at Reading and with the news that 5 Brits have signed new deals.

Wigan 1-3 Arsenal
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Postby Conner99 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:14 pm

apparently at this stage last season Robin Van Persie had scored 24 goals ..Theo Walcott has 11 so far this season , i hope Arsene Wenger gives him the chance to improve that total on saturday by playing him as central striker again ..
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Postby Hams » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Did you know that Thomas Vermaelen has scored in each of his three Premier League appearances against Wigan, netting four in total across those matches.

I wonder if he will make it 4 in a row?

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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:47 pm

Line ups

Wigan:
Al-Habsi, Jones, Boyce, Figueroa, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Stam, Kone, Di Santo, Maloney.

Subs: Pollitt, Caldwell, Golobart, Gomez, Fyvie, McManaman, Boselli.

Arsenal:
Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.

Subs: Mannone, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Gervinho.
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:36 pm

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Wigan 0-0 Arsenal

The Gunners were unable to break down the Latics defence in the 1st half.

Jake Wilshere needs to be careful that he doesn't get sent off again or he will be in for a long ban.
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Postby specnur » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:44 pm

Spirited effort from Wigan ,they really had some defensive discipline out there today and gave Arsenal no time on the ball.
The team at the bottom of the table putting on a defensive display like that is why i believe the premiership is the still the best in the world. If other top European teams had to play against that level of play from their bottom clubs ,they could make a case, we got it week in and week out. Great job Martinez.
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Postby Hektorek » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:47 pm

Arsenal win thanks to Mikel Arteta's goal from the penalty. A nice result for Gunners' fans for Christmas. It's a little bit difficult to believe in, but Arsenal does the series of 3 won games in a row.
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Postby Hams » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:55 pm

FT

Wigan 0-1 Arsenal
0-1 Arteta 60’ (pen.)

Any comments on todays match?

Did Arsenal deserve to win and were they lucky to be awarded that penalty?

I thought Chamberlain played well in the 2nd period and Wilshere also put in a good shift in the middle.

Do the Gunners look like top 4 contenders now or is there still a lot of work to be done?
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Postby Hams » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:01 pm

It was a very bizarre incident with Wigan striker Di Santo in the 2nd half!!

It turns out that the reason he had to leave the field of play was because he was wearing an ear ring.

Now all players should know that this is not allowed so he can have no complaints about having to wait ages to come back on.

I still think that Arsenal were lucky to get that penalty as there was so little contact and Walcott did go down very easily.

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