FA Cup Semi-Final odds : Arsenal v Wigan as Gunners look for elusive trophy chance

Up to date Arsenal v Wigan odds from the FA Cup semi final, as the Gunners look to book a Wembley Final appearance.

Arsenal’s quest for a first trophy since 2005 sees them take on Wigan for a place in the FA Cup final.

The Gunners have not lifted a trophy since they won the 2005 FA cup with a penalty shoot-out success over Manchester United.



Arsenal 1/2, draw 4/1, Wigan 7/1
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Wenger’s men have suffered agonising defeats at the home of English football in recent season with the 2007 and 2011 League cup losses to Chelsea and Birmingham sandwiched in between a 2009 FA cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea.

Standing in their way and a return trip to Wembley is the current holders. The Latics have not lost in the FA cup since their third round exit at the hands of Swindon in 2012. Since then the club have beaten Bournemouth, Macclesfield, Huddersfield, Everton, Millwall, Manchester City (2), MK Dons, Crystal Palace and Cardiff.

After losing last season’s Cup winning Manager, Roberto Martinez, to Everton, Wigan have had two managers, Owen Coyle and current incumbent of the hot seat, Uwe Rosler.

Rosler has performed a minor miracle since taking charge in December guiding to the club to the play-offs as well as the last four of the cup.

The former East German International wants his side to draw on last season’s inspirational success when they face their more illustrious rivals.

“There were always positive vibes and positive memories about the Cup,” he said.

“My players are used to playing against Premier League sides and they are missing that this season. For them it was always like ‘come on, I can still do it’ and here we are in the semis.”

Rosler will be without last year’s hero Ben Watson for the game while Chris McCann is also out.

Arsenal meanwhile will be without Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere for the game with Mathieu Flamini also missing out through suspension. Wenger is sweating over the fitness of Serge Gnabry and Kieran Gibbs however Aaron Ramsey is set to return in midfield.

Arsenal was 4-1 when the two sides met last season, a result that condemned Wigan to relegation.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.