UK time is: 02:57:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rob's Prediction: Wigan V Arsenal

Wigan got a good win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day and were out of the relegation zone - now Wigan are back in it and need a result to get away from the relegation zone. Arsenal on the other hand have recently acquired a 3-1 success over Chelsea - whose season is in dire risk of falling out completely.

For the game tonight, Arsenal captain Francesc Fabregas is suspended and Arsenal could miss his artistry in midfield - nevertheless, Arsenal still have plenty of talent at their disposal so I can't imagine he would be missed very much in all honesty.

Wigan welcome back Maynor Figueroa whom Steve Gohouri deputised for in the Wolves match due to Figueroa's suspension. Also, Hendry Thomas returns and could be the powerhouse that could take on Arsenal's midfielders. He will need to be at his best alongside Diame if they are to get anything from what is a very tricky fixture on paper.

Arsenal have come off the back of a 3-1 success to Chelsea and this was the first time in a few attempts that Arsenal have defeated their London rivals, meaning that the Gunners could be serious candidates for winning the title this season and Theo Walcott has already stressed the importance of a victory tonight to get pace on Manchester United, who slipped up and could only manage a controversial 1-1 draw with Birmingham City last night, in which Lee Bowyer scored a 90th minute goal after Dimitar Berbatov had put United ahead.

This is such an important game for the Latics who need to start picking up points to move away from the relegation zone - unfortunately history is not on Wigan's side as Arsenal have a far greater record against us than we do against them.

ROB'S PREDICTION
=================

No Fabregas in the midfield should provide an added incentive for Wigan tonight but Arsenal's midfield is full of dynamos and they know only a victory would propel them to the top of the pack tonight. A win for Wigan would mean getting back out of the relegation zone. However, I think that I have to say tonight won't be Wigan's night.

Wigan 0 Arsenal 3

ROB'S FINAL WORD
=================

Wigan have a massive home game against Newcastle at the weekend and its a game in which they simply must win. Nevertheless, I do still think we are capable of beating the dreadful drop and Birmingham and West Brom are right in the thick of it all now. The bottom three for me are West Brom, Birmingham and Wolves. Whatever happens, UP THE LATICS!!!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Robin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 29 2010

Time: 3:09PM

Your Comments

Not a chance of a 3-1 defeat Rob, if anything 1-1 and I'd go as far as saying we could snatch it
worbo
my head says 3 nil to arsenal and my heart says 1 nil to wigan.
johnney handsome
Great result lads. well done!
Topspur1
worbo was right, rob's prediction way wrong :-)
ZeeNut
Thank goodness, ZeeNut! I am so relieved and delighted with the result!
robin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

12th Man - Give Maloney A Chance (Friday September 19 2014)

PWU Latics Podcast - Turn It On Again (Thursday September 18 2014)

Huddersfield 0 Latics 0 - Nowt Happening! (Wednesday September 17 2014)

The Team Sheets - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Big Game Preview - Huddersfield v Latics (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 121
2. loudmouthblue 93
3. Oscarbon 81
4. hindleymonwafc 60
5. lathamwafc 49
6. Noel Wards Leg 49
7. Thorpyness 47
8. Pauvre Jean 40
9. russialatic 39
10. Lazysid 34

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Huddersfield 0 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Blackburn 7 3 1 3 -1 10
14. Leeds Utd 7 3 1 3 -3 10
15. Bournemouth 7 2 2 3 1 8
16. Wigan 7 2 2 3 1 8
17. Cardiff 7 2 2 3 -1 8
18. Brighton 7 2 1 4 -2 7
19. Rotherham 7 2 1 4 -4 7

Breaking League News

Brian Clough OBE - Legend!
Forest : 20/09/2014 01:00:00
Meet the referee v brighton
Blackpool : 20/09/2014 00:40:00
LUFC Leeds closing in on coach appointment
Leeds Utd : 19/09/2014 21:44:00
The Birmingham Preview
Norwich : 19/09/2014 20:48:00
Match Report From Kid's Corner: Forest v Fulham
Forest : 19/09/2014 20:45:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Huddersfield
Suggested By:  Andy Sugden
Scott Carson 14%
James Perch 12%
Emmerson Boyce 50%
Ivan Ramis 12%
Rob Kiernan 0%
Andrew Taylor 0%
Don Cowie 12%
Emyr Huws 0%
William Kvist 0%
Callum McManaman 0%
Andy Delort 0%