Arsenal vs. Wigan Athletic: Preview and TV schedule

Clive Brunskill

Fresh from their FA Cup success, Wigan need to pick up three points away at an Arsenal team engaged in a scrap for the Champions League, themselves desperate for a victory.

After Tottenham won 2-1 away at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, Arsenal have dropped below their North London rivals and into fifth place. Their two point deficit means that they need to win against Wigan this weekend to move back above Spurs and into a Champions League place again.

However, Wigan must win at all costs too, and will be hoping their shock FA Cup win against Manchester City on the weekend will have given them new impetus to pick up a victory. A defeat against Arsenal will mean they are relegated immediately, while a draw would only prolong the inevitable, leaving them needing to with their final game of the season and Sunderland to lose theirs, with a combined 12 goal swing on goal differential. And that's not going to happen.

Arsenal have Abou Diaby out with a serious knee injury and Olivier Giroud through suspension, though Łukasz Fabiański and Kieran Gibbs are both available again after their injury problems. Wigan have Ronnie Stam, Jean Beausejour and Maynor Figueroa all unavailable with injuries.

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Abou Diaby (knee), Olivier Giroud (suspension) In doubt: None

Wigan Athletic injuries and suspensions

Out: Ronnie Stam (ankle), Jean Beausejour (hamstring),Maynor Figueroa (groin). In doubt: None

Match Date\Time: Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV: Fox Soccer Channel (U.S. English), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

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