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DW Stadium (ATT 21,754) 22nd December 2012 - Kick off 12:45 Ref: J Moss

Wigan Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal Arsenal


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  1. It's a win for Arsenal, then, and they're up to third for the time being at least. Wigan remain in the bottom three.

  2. 90+4

    Wigan look to fashion one last chance but they're thwarted and as Arsenal move clear the final whistle blows.

  3. 90+3

    Beausejour whips a cross in from the left which Koscielny half-clears. It breaks back to McArthur but his side-footted effort drifts wide, with Kone just unable to land a foot on it.

  4. 90+2

    Laurent Koscielny replaces Cazorla as Arsenal look to get the three points locked down.

  5. 90+1

    Another Gomez shot strikes Gibbs and again the Wigan fans are up claiming for handball. Nothing doing again.

  6. 90+1

    We're into four minutes of added time with Wigan still pressing.

  7. 90

    Wigan appeal for handball as Gomez's shot strikes Gibbs. Nothing doing. Ball breaks towards Kone but Mertesacker hacks clear.

  8. 89

    That's Maloney's last act, with Jordi Gomez replacing him.

  9. 88

    Figueroa whips a cross in but McArthur can't get enough on the header and it dribbles harmlessly wide.

  10. 87

    Maloney penalised again after fouling Coquelin.

  11. 86

    Maloney booked for a tackle on Coquelin, who looked to make the most of the contact there it has to be said.

  12. 85

    Frustration for Wigan as McManaman's ball out to Beausejour down the left is behind the full-back and slides out.

  13. 84

    The corner from the left goes as far as McManaman beyond the far post and though he thinks he's won a corner off Sagna, the referee is right to award the goal-kick to Arsenal.

  14. 84

    Corner to Wigan as Ramsey nicks the ball off the toes of Beausejour. Late pressure here - can they find a leveller or are they leaving themselves open to the counter-attack?

  15. 83

    Gibbs heads the corner as far as Figueroa, but once again another of his ambitious long-range efforts is off target.

  16. 82

    Stam gets free after springing the offside trap. He opts to cross rather than shoot but Mertesacker has tracked Kone's run superbly and slides it behind for a corner.

  17. 81

    Figueroa does well to get across and halt Sagna's progress down the right, even earning a free-kick for his troubles.

  18. 80

    Second change for Arsenal as Francis Coquelin replaces Podolski.

  19. 79

    McArthur looks to spring Kone over the top but the Arsenal offside trap works well and the flag is rightly up.

  20. 78

    Stam's final ball lets him down once again as his cross from the right sails out for a throw-in on the far side.

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