Emmerson Boyce realised a childhood dream by celebrating a win in front of the Arsenal fans on Monday - albeit for the opposition.
The Wigan defender comes from a family of Arsenal fans and wanted to play for the club as a child.
His family still support the north London club and were at the Emirates to witness Wigan's shock 2-1 win over the Gunners.
And Boyce admits there was no conflict of loyalties before the game and he was quickly forgiven by his family afterwards.
"My brothers are still big Arsenal fans," he told the Evening Post. "They were at the Emirates and I was quick to give them a ring after and see what they had to say.
"We all supported Arsenal from childhood - I remember the days of Ian Wright, David Rocastle and so on very well.
"To be honest, though, the only thing that matters now is Wigan and, even though it was great to win at Arsenal, the main thing is that we stay up at the end of the season."
Wigan's blistering run in recent weeks has seen them go from apparent certainties for relegation to one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League.
Four wins in five games has lifted them out of the drop zone and taken them close to safety.
And Boyce believes other teams and fans alike will take them seriously from now on.
"We've been playing better in recent weeks and we thoroughly deserved the win," he added.
"We have got all the belief in the world that we can hold on to our top-flight status.
"A lot of people were quick to write us off and say we were certainties for relegation - as is the case every season.
"But that gives us a point to prove. And what bigger challenge can you have than games against the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal?
"To be honest, I'd have been happy if we'd just have been still in contention at this stage.
"But to beat three of those teams has been a fantastic achievement, and we should probably have got something at Chelsea as well.
"If you're judging the performances as a block, the results have been more than justified, and we seem to have discovered a new resilience about us.
"We're looking forward to the games now and, as Wigan Athletic normally do, we are rising to the challenge."