Wigan v Arsenal preview

Date published: Friday 11th April 2014 11:26

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been struggling with a groin injury, while Rosicky has a thigh concern, and Gibbs will have an ankle problem assessed.

Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is suspended, so fit-again Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected to start and as in previous rounds Lukas Fabianski will play in goal ahead of regular number one Wojciech Szczesny.

Centre-half Laurent Koscielny (calf), midfielder Serge Gnabry (knee), Germany international Mesut Ozil (hamstring), England midfielder Jack Wilshere (foot) are all still recovering, as are Abou Diaby and Theo Walcott (both knee).

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler faces a decision over who to select as his goalkeeper.

Scott Carson was recalled in the midweek loss to Millwall and started in the quarter-final win over Manchester City, but is not certain of getting the nod ahead of Rosler’s usual first choice, Ali Al Habsi.

The Latics manager remains without Ben Watson (broken leg), Chris McCann (knee) and Roger Espinoza (hernia), while Rob Kiernan and Martyn Waghorn are both cup-tied. However, loanees Nicky Maynard, Josh McEachran, Nick Powell and Jack Collison are all eligible for the holders.

Rosler rested James Perch on Tuesday – another yellow card for him would have triggered a suspension, and the full-back, along with the likes of Callum McManaman and Jordi Gomez, are likely to come back in.

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Wigan v Arsenal preview

Date published: Friday 2nd December 2011 8:34

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of the Gunners.

Emmerson Boyce, who has not featured in the squad for the last two matches, is back in training working on his fitness.

Fellow defender Antolin Alcaraz misses out again as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension for spitting at Wolves’ Richard Stearman.

Arsenal will be without midfielders Abou Diaby (hamstring) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh).

Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) is also still out, along with defenders Carl Jenkinson (back) and Bacary Sagna (ankle).

Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Kieran Gibbs (hernia) are long-term absentees.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Figueroa, Watson, Diame, Moses, Gomez, McCarthy, Di Santo, Jones, Stam, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Lopez, Thomas, Sammon, Maloney, Crusat, Gohouri, Rodallega, McCarthy, Pollitt.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Santos, Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Gervinho, Walcott, Van Persie, Fabianski, Djourou, Benayoun, Frimpong, Arshavin, Chamakh, Coquelin.

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Wigan v Arsenal preview

Date published: Tuesday 28th December 2010 10:45

Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa will return for Wigan after missing Sunday’s win at Wolves through suspension.

Roberto Martinez is set to freshen up his team despite that much-needed triumph but Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) and Franco Di Santo (ankle) are still not fit to return while James McCarthy and Victor Moses are long-term casualties.

Arsenal also look set to rotate their team for the game, with skipper Cesc Fabregas suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Chelsea.

Russian winger Andrey Arshavin was an unused substitute during the 3-1 win over the Blues but is likely to feature, while striker Marouane Chamakh and centre-back Sebastien Squillaci could also come back into the starting XI.

Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), goalkeeper Manuel Almunia (ankle) and Kieran Gibbs (ankle) are out.

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Stam, Alcaraz, Figueroa, S Caldwell, G Caldwell, Gohouri, Watson, N’Zogbia, Diame, Cleverley, McArthur, Thomas, Rodallega, Boselli, Gomez, McManaman, Golobart, Mustoe, Pollitt.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Walcott, van Persie, Nasri, Szczesny, Diaby, Rosicky, Squillaci, Arshavin, Chamakh, Bendtner, Vela.

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