Premier League: Arsenal vs. Wigan Athletic
Title-seeking Arsenal takes on sixteenth-placed Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium this afternoon for another exciting Premier League clash.
Both teams come into this match following disappointing results in midweek. The Latics were defeated by Portsmouth, while the Gunners slipped six points behind leaders Chelsea following a 2-1 loss against Tottenham Hotspur.
And with the Blues’ defeat to the in-form Spurs yesterday, Arsenal might have chance to get back in the hunt for the title, but a victory today is essential, if the North Londoners are to keep up. Wigan, on the other hand, seems safe from relegation so far as the team has 4 points advantage ahead of the first team in the danger zone.
Robin Van Persie will probably be involved against the Latics, though Thomas Vermaelen, who scored a brace for Arsenal when they beat Roberto Martinez’s side at the Emirates last year, will not.
The match kicks-off at 13:30 BST (8:30 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: The Latics scored three goals in the final 11 minutes to defeat Arsenal 3-2.