Arsene Wenger is in the unusual position of going for three wins in a row this afternoon (in the League anyway), but after last weks emphatic win over Reading the Frenchman is feeling confident that Arsenal can maintain their good form if they maintain their concentration.
Wenger is hoping that the Reading game could be a turning point in Arsenal’s season: “The positive for me was that we played the football we want to play – based on movement and technical quality,” he said. “It’s a good basis to go on from there and show the same qualities again at Wigan.
“The only negative is we conceded two goals. It was at a time where we thought maybe the game was over but that’s what we have to learn – to keep our focus for 90 minutes.”
“Wigan are a team who always have good technical quality, play good football, try to put you under pressure with the quality of their game and have a history of always creating good results against good teams,”
“That means our concentration will be very important. I believe the two teams will play football, so it’s important that we focus and concentrate on the quality of the game we played on Monday night at Reading and try to repeat that.
“If you look at the Wigan names – Di Santo, Kone, Figueroa, McCarthy, McArthur – they have quality players. We remember last year, they had players like Rodallega and Moses. So they always have good players and, as I said, technically they are a good side.”
Wenger has practically the whole Arsenal squad available so there is no excuses for not having our best team out there today. Surely it must be another three points for the Gunners?
Wigan vs. Arsenal will be on Justlivestreaming.com