Arsenal 4-1 Wigan Highlights
Wigan’s eight-season tenure in the Premier League came to an end as they were hammered at Arsenal, who moved back into the Champions League places.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Tuesday, 14 May, 2013
Kick off: 19:45 GMT
1-0 Podolski 11′
1-1 Maloney 45′
2-1 Walcott 63′
3-1 Podolski 68′
4-1 Ramsey 71′
Wigan have lost nine of their 10 previous league and cup visits to Arsenal, but did win their last match there – a 2-1 Premier League victory in April 2012. Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez scored for Wigan.
Arsenal last completed the Premier League double over Wigan in 2008-09.
The Gunners are the form team in the division. They are unbeaten in their last eight league matches, earning 20 points during that period (W6, D2).
They have won all five fixtures against the current bottom three so far this season.
Arsenal must win their last two games to guarantee Champions League qualification. However, they failed to win either of last season’s corresponding fixtures against their remaining opponents – losing 2-1 at home to Wigan and drawing 0-0 with Newcastle United.
There has been 65 goals scored at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this season, more than at any other stadium.
The club have conceded 22 goals at home this season, eight more than they have conceded away.
Lukas Podolski has been substituted 21 times in the league this season, more than any other player.
He will set a new Arsenal Premier League record if he is substituted on Tuesday, overtaking Freddie Ljungberg, who was taken off 21 times in 2003-04.
Wigan have not been higher than fourth bottom since New Year’s Day.
They have only lost one of their last seven Premier League matches in the month of May.
The Latics have failed to win in their last 13 league matches on a Tuesday since a 3-2 home victory over Aston Villa in April 2006.
They are the only team to have picked up more points away (18) than at home (17) in the top flight this season.
Roberto Martinez’s side have the joint-worst defensive record in the division, conceding 67 goals.
James McCarthy is the only player to start all 36 of the club’s league matches this season, completing 34.
Emmerson Boyce is set to make his 500th club career appearance.