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GK Wojciech Szczesny (6/10)
The Polish goalkeeper will have been disappointed that Shaun Maloney's dipping free-kick beat him at the near post. Maloney scored with an identical effort at QPR a few weeks ago, and Wojciech Szczesny should have been conscious of the Scotman's intentions.
However, the young shot-stopper did redeem himself somewhat with an excellent second-half save to deny Arouna Kone.
DR Bacary Sagna (7/10)
Bacary Sagna's key contribution of a solid display was a slide-rule pass down the flank to release Santi Cazorla for Arsenal's second goal. The Frenchman did well going forward in this match, occupying the dangerous Roger Espinoza.
At the end of the match, the Arsenal players embarked on a lap of the Emirates turf, saluting their supporters. Sagna was the last off the pitch, accompanied by his two children and waving fondly to the crowd. Might this have been Sagna's last appearance at the Emirates?
CB Per Mertesacker (8/10)
Per Mertesacker has arguably been Arsenal's most consistent player this season, and this performance typified his reliable, efficient style at the heart of the defence.
Mertesacker was faced with a forward, Arouna Kone, who is significantly quicker than him. However, his positional intelligence and unerring calm helped Arsenal to keep Wigan at bay.
CB Laurent Koscielny (8/10)
Laurent Koscielny has flourished since returning to the starting lineup, and this game was no exception. One acrobatic clearance in the first half took the breath away as well as instantly snuffing out the chance.
In Mertesacker and Koscielny, Arsene Wenger has stumbled upon a defensive partnership that could be the basis of next season's team.
DL Kieran Gibbs (8/10)
Arsene Wenger elected to go with Kieran Gibbs rather than Nacho Monreal to tame the sprightly Callum McManaman, and Gibbs responded with a diligent display.
Throughout the match, the young defender was regularly in dialogue with assistant coach Steve Bould, and it paid dividends as he kept Wigan's most in-form player quiet for long spells.
The battle between Monreal and Gibbs should be fascinating in 2013-14.