Wigan Athletic's current form has to ensure that the Gunners do not overlook the relegation-threatened club. Arsenal's own form has been excellent, and they will need to maintain their high level of performance in order to tighten their grip on third place.
Wigan's victory over Liverpool at Anfield and 1-0 triumph over Manchester United, proves they are capable of producing an unlikely upset. Arsene Wenger's team must dominate possession against a Latics side well capable of passing the ball around with their own brand of flair.
Youngster Victor Moses and mercurial veteran forward Shaun Maloney pose the biggest threat to the Gunners. Stifling their movements must be a priority for the Arsenal midfield and back line.
Here are the five things Arsenal need to get right to avoid a home slip up and the loss of precious points.