Arsenal vs. Wigan Athletic: Lineups

Clive Mason

Wigan are going at Arsenal with an attacking 3-4-3 lineup, while the Gunners continue to limit Jack Wilshere's minutes.

Arsenal will start with Theo Walcott up top in the absence of Olivier Giroud. Jack Wilshere, who Arsene Wenger said he will use sparingly for the rest of the season, makes the bench, but remains out of the starting XI. Kieran Gibbs is preferred to Nacho Monreal at left back. Wigan certainly isn't playing the least bit scared of Arsenal, and has selected an attacking 3-4-3 with the same front three that absolutely terrorized Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Bacary Sagna; Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey; Lukas Podolski, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla; Theo Walcott

Wigan lineup (3-4-3): Joel Robles; Paul Scharner, Antonin Alcaraz, Emmerson Boyce; Roger Espinoza, Jordi Gomez, James McCarthy, James MacArthur; Shaun Maloney, Arouna Kone, Callum McManaman

Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET from the Emirates Stadium. You can see the game on FOX Soccer in the U.S. and Sky Sports 1 in the U.K.

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