DOMINIC KING: John Stones has revealed Everton manager Roberto Martinez bears no grudge despite the fact the young defender turned down the opportunity to join the Spaniard at Wigan last season.
Nigel Adkins feels Wigan are the best Sky Bet Championship team he has seen all season after Reading were put to the sword at the DW Stadium.
We should have known that it wouldn’t be an easy game given that fatigue from the Wigan match had to hit us a bit. Still, Arsene Wenger’s clever rotation injected enough freshness for us to actually look less exhausted than our opponents in the second half.
Wigan Athletic’s new-found, and unlikely, personal love affair with Wembley Stadium shows no sign of abating after a dominant performance against fellow promotion hopefuls Reading edged Uwe Rösler’s side a step closer to a return to the national stadium in the play-off final.
Wigan 3 Reading 0: Rösler’s side bounce back from FA Cup heartbreak to crush their promotion rivals.
Nigel Adkins described Wigan Athletic as the best Sky Bet Championship team he has seen all season after Reading were put to the sword at the DW Stadium.
Wigan bounced back from their FA Cup semi-final disappointment with a routine 3-0 victory over Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
Wigan bounced back from their FA Cup semi-final disappointment with a routine 3-0 victory over Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.
Uwe Rosler’s Wigan shrugged off last week’s FA Cup semi-final disappointment and moved closer to confirming their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a 3-0 win over Reading.
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Arsenal could have record signing Mesut Ozil back from a hamstring injury for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Hull. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini returns from a two-match suspension, while full-back Nacho Monreal is on course to have recovered from the dead leg suffered in the FA Cup semi-final win over Wigan at Wembley.
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The youngster, who made his debut against Wigan nearly two years ago, passed away this morning three years after
Ball Street and Arsenal Fan TV have joined up for a special discussing the last week at the Emirates. Marcus Speller hosted a discussion between Robbie of Arsenal Fan TV, Gunners legend Ian Wright and Clinton Morrison on beating Wigan and their hopes for the remaining games of the 2013/2014 campaign. Intriguingly, Ian Wright suggests
Jack Collison is looking to turn his Wembley heartache into Wembley joy with loan club Wigan Athletic
Boyd Hilton is joined by Sami Mokbel from The Daily Mail to discuss the FA Cup Semi Final against Wigan and the league win against West Ham. Also up for discussion – the latest Cup ticket fiasco, the potential for summer transfers and whether or not we’d prefer 4th place or some silverware. Produced by Josh Landy A Playback Media Production www.playbackmedia.co.uk Get our FREE apps at www.arsenalpodcast.net Grab a FREE £20 Bet – www.paddypower.com/footballistically
When, and not if, Arsenal claim fourth place and win the FA cup, I will consider this to be a successful season. It is very disappointing when one thinks of the way we led the league for such a long period.
When Bill Kenwright announced to the media that Roberto Martinez had promised him that he would reach the Champions League with Everton, people were taken aback. By turning Martinez’s private promise into a public proclamation, the Blues’ chairman had placed one hell of weight on the shoulders of his new manager. Mass sniggering and derision
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday’s Championship game between Wigan Athletic and Reading.
Reading boss Nigel Adkins admits his side face a big test of their promotion credentials against Wigan.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed Mesut Ozil should be fit to play his first Arsenal match in five weeks.The Gunners record signing is expected to be available for Arsenal’s trip to the KC Stadium to play Hull City on Sunday.The Arsenal manager also confirmed defender Nacho Monreal was back in contention but that Kieran Gibbs was out.Neither of Wenger’s left-backs have been involved since the FA Cup semi final with Wigan, with captain Thomas Vermaelen used there in the 3-1 win over West Ham on Tuesday night.
This has possibly turned into one of the greatest weeks of late for Arsenal. Arsenal overcome Wigan in the semi-final to make their way to the Final and after tonight, with Everton losing out to Crystal Palace at home, the Gunners find themselves in 4th spot. loadposition Zads2loadposition Zads2m The 4th spot is becoming a bigger reality as Arsenal find themselves 1 point above Everton, while Everton still have to play the likes of both Manchester clubs
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Kim Kallstrom has been somewhat of a laughing stock since joining Arsenal injured on loan on the final day of the January transfer window. Yet, Kallstrom has actually performed rather well when called upon. The Swedish midfielder scored his penalty in the shoot-out win over Wigan on Saturday and last night was arguably the best
Despite the importance of the match, Arsenal came out and just looked unable to unlock West Ham, who looked to be more than happy to secure a draw—that is, until a scrappy scrum of a goal in the 40th minute gave West Ham a vital lead going into the half, and it looked like we would be in for another disappointing result, whether it would be an out-and-out loss like the shocker at Stoke or a tepid draw similar to the one we suffered with Wigan. This time, though, there would be no penalty-kicks to bail us out. Turns out, we wouldn’t need one, thanks to the ferocity with which we fought back.See, Andy, there’s more to scoring than using your head.Weary legs from Saturday’s two-hour slog led to a sluggish start, and the Hammers’ fresh legs had them looking the livelier, and it’s little wonder that we held them off as long as we did, Diamé doing his level-best to suggest we again try to sign him again, taking on defenders and spraying shots with abandon and intent
Arsene Wenger has admitted he’s been tempted to play two strikers up front but says he’s unable to do so because he’s without injured Theo Walcott.The Frenchman switched to a 4-4-2 formation for the closing stages of Saturday’s FA Cup semi final against Wigan, with Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo leading the line.But it’s rare to see the Gunners play with two strikers down the middle and Wenger has explained why he hasn’t employed Lukas Podolski in a central role.Speaking after Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over West Ham, Wenger said:”I am tempted [to play two strikers in the middle] but I have so many offensive players, who all want to go in the middle, and Lukas is the only one who is really a wide player. “Rosicky is a central player, Cazorla is basically a central player, and when you don’t have Walcott it’s very difficult to do that.”Wenger added:”I played him [Podolski] centre forward a few times and I felt he came a lot to the ball, more like an off-striker than a target striker. “But he is a fantastic finisher because he has unbelievable power and a very short backlift.
Arsenal went into Tuesday’s Premier League encounter against West Ham bidding to recapture fourth spot, having edged past Championship Wigan and into the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Aaron Ramsey has appeared in two games for Arsenal after a long injury lay-off before tonight. A cameo in a lost match at Everton and a lengthy run out against Wigan showed the Welsh player had regained fitness. Against West Ham, Ramsey made a difference with a terrific headed assist for Arsenal’s third goal against
Arsenal take on West Ham at The Emirates and will be bolstered by the return of Laurent Koscielny. The centre back returns following injury, while new signing Kim Kallstrom will make his first start for the club after making an appearance last Saturday against Wigan in the FA Cup. West Ham are without talisman Kevin […]
Written by: @WestHamWorld Website: Team News: Arsenal (5th, 64 points) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), Nacho Monreal (dead leg) and Lukas Podolski (leg) are all doubts. Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Wojciech Szczesny are all expected to return to the starting XI after being rested for the Gunners’ FA Cup semi-final with Wigan on Saturday. West […]
Short of time? Here’s a weekend’s worth of FA semi-final action compressed into just under two minutes. Arsenal drew with Wigan on Saturday, giving them a 2-4 aggregate …
Short of time? Here’s a weekend’s worth of FA semi-final action compressed into just under two minutes. Arsenal drew 1-1 with Wigan on Saturday, before beating them on penalties, while Hull City beat Sheffield United 5-3 on Sunday
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs West Ham + Prediction – originally posted on Soccerlens.com After needing a penalty shootout to overcome Wigan Athletic in the semi finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, Arsenal now turn their focus in the Premier League as they play hosts to West Ham United at the Emirates on … Read More → From Soccerlens.com – Football News
What if Kim Kallstrom turns out to be our saviour of the season? I remember as he walked forward to take his penalty in the game against Wigan, he was smiling broadly.