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What The Bosses Say - Latics V Arsenal

What The Bosses Say - Latics V Arsenal


Wigan Athletic take on Arsenal in Sky TV`s lunch time feature on Sunday and the game is important to both clubs, but following midweek games when the Latics could only manage a draw with Pompey and the Gunners got beat at Spurs the complexion has changed slightly.

Arsenal are effectively out of the title race with that defeat whilst the Latics are firmly in the relegation dog fight, any sort of result for Wigan would be morale boosting going into the final three games of the season, whilst for Arsenal it could be a case of one eye on the summer, well we`d hope so.

In the build up to the game both managers, Latics Roberto Martinez and Arsenals Arsene Wenger spoke to the media, lets see what they have had to say:

Latics boss Roberto Martinez:

'Arsenal are a team who like to enjoy a large percentage of possession and that's something we need to upset.

'They have a clear pattern of play and a style that suits their entire squad, it doesn't matter who plays they all know what system to work to. We need to stop them from doing that.

'As well as that we need to be effective once we have hold of the ball. We've shown before that we can handle playing against such sides, particularly at home, and we're looking forward to it.

'The Liverpool and Chelsea wins prove that we are capable of playing in a manner that can help us get a positive result."


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger:

"Wigan try to play football. It is in their interests to have a good pitch. The Premier League has to create a criteria committee where the pitch is part of the requested level. If we want to be the best league in the world then we need the best pitches in the world and the Premier League has to act on that.'

'It is more hope than a realistic view but anyway let's finish as strong and as well as we can, then we will assess our season.

'I believe overall this team has gained a lot of credit and in my opinion they have done until now extremely well. So it is important that we do not get a negative vibe now because we are not capable to focus on our remaining games.

'Of course, the morale is down because we lost a game we could not afford to lose. Our job is to focus on the next game and finish the season as well as we can and with as many points as we can. That is our target.

'We just want to show that we can respond on Sunday.'

"Our season will be judged how well we finish and that is why we play a vital game on Sunday.'



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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday April 17 2010
Time: 12:10PM

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I'd love Bobby to come out and say something like, 'I've given the lads a right rollocking after Wednesday and they arent half fired up for this one'
worbo
17/04/2010 12:18:00
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I will be there on sunday, hoping for an Arsenal win and that you guys stay up. I have only seen a couple of Wigan games, including the one at The Grove. Martinez seems to have brought a 'get the ball down and play ethic' with him. To me, you lot seem a bit more entertaining with the ball, but slightly less organised. Anyway, good luck tomorrow and for the remainder of the season.
Cockney Rich
17/04/2010 13:59:00
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