Wigan vs Arsenal preview, predicted line up and score line
It’s another match against the relegation strugglers. Last match we thrashed Reading 5-2 and I’d expect similar against a Wigan side that looks odds on to finally be relegated after so many great escapes.
Although this is an away game, you can fully expect Arsenal to retain the majority of possession as well as being the most threatening team on the counter attack. One positive that wasn’t really highlighted from the Reading game is that Arteta seems to be finally back into his passing rhythm. On numerous occasions, he tried the dangerous pass forward rather than the safe pass back to Mertesacker or Vermaelen.
Sagna – Mertesacker – Vermaelen – Gibbs
Arteta – Wilshere
Chamberlain – Cazorla – Podolski
It’s the same line up that offensively was brilliant against Reading. The interchanging and pace between Walcott, Chamberlain and Podolski added a different dimension to our attack.
Walcott really impressed me against Reading mainly because of his ability to hold up the ball. That was Wenger’s biggest problem with starting with the Englishman. He doesn’t look strong enough to hold his own against a towering centre back. However, he proved many wrong as he held up play numerous times against Reading particularly when we went through our rough patch.
If we haven’t really made a positive impact on the game, we’ll still have options with Rosicky and Giroud.
This game is going to be a bit tighter than the Reading game but I can see us getting a 3-1 win.
Wigan vs. Arsenal will be on Justlivestreaming.com