Arsenal have slipped into fifth place after Tottenham’s victory at Stoke on Sunday but only two points adrift of their neighbours with two games remaining, the Gunners’ fate remains in their own hands and victory against struggling Wigan will see them reclaim fourth spot ahead of a potentially nerve wracking final day of the campaign.
Bet365 rate Arsene Wenger’s side at 4/11 to conquer Roberto Martinez’s FA Cup kings at the Emirates Stadium, where the Latics are 8/1 (William Hill) to follow up their stunning Wembley success with a vital victory as they seek to preserve their Premier League status.
Wigan will undoubtedly be on a high after Ben Watson’s late winner against Manchester gave them their first ever trophy but they’re looking increasingly likely to be the first team ever to win the cup and also be relegated in the same season and they might find it hard to lift themselves for this one in the wake of Saturday’s success.
Roberto Martinez insists his team will be focused of course, especially as anything but a victory will effectively relegate them but it’s hard to see past the Gunners, who are ending the season strongly and haven’t lost in eight attempts.
Wenger’s charges have been particularly miserly defensively of late, Robin van Persie’s penalty against champions Manchester United the only goal they’ve conceded in four outings.
Arsenal to beat Wigan 2-0 – 8/1 (BetVictor)