FM Preview: Arsenal v Wigan Athletic 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Wigan Athletic fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Wigan Athletic at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, aiming to preserve their record of never having lost at home to the visitors. All the previous meetings between the two have been won by the Gunners.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was earlier this season, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a League Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 29 DecWigan Ath.2 - 2ArsenalPREM
2010/2011Tue 30 NovArsenal2-0Wigan Ath.LGEC
2009/2010Sun 18 AprWigan Ath.3 - 2ArsenalPREM
2009/2010Sat 19 SepArsenal4 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Sat 11 AprWigan Ath.1 - 4ArsenalPREM
2008/2009Sat 06 DecArsenal1 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Tue 11 NovArsenal3 - 0Wigan Ath.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Gunners, with 4 goals against.

Wigan Ath. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Latics's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Arsenal's total of 43 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Wigan Ath. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 22 points from their 22 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Wigan Ath., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Wigan Ath. Undefeated in last 4 away games.
4 games since last defeat.