LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsenal will look to closing down third place in the Barclays Premier League with a win over the traveling Wigan Athletic on Monday.
The Gunners are on 64 points and are five clear of Tottenham and Arsene Wenger wants his men to continue their good form – even though he remains cautious after the Lactics beat leaders Manchester United last week.
Gervinho remains on the bench, with Wenger starting with Theo Walcott and Yossi Benayoun in the attack for Arsenal.
Wigan are battling for survival and are just two points outside the drop zone.
A win tonight would see them moving further up the table and closer to safety.
Arsenal vs Wigan
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Rosicky, Benayoun, van Persie
Subs: Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Squillaci, Gervinho, Gibbs, Chamakh
Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Moses, Di Santo, Gomez
Subs: Pollitt, Ben Watson, McManaman, Sammon, Jones, Diame, Stam
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)