FA Cup

FA Cup 2014: Wigan vs. Arsenal Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Arsenal's Mathieu Flamini, right, celebrates scoring a goal with Olivier Giroud during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth
Tristan BarclayContributor IApril 12, 2014

Arsenal take on Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday with both teams knowing a win will put them through to a huge opportunity of meaningful silverware.

Arsenal will be desperate to overcome defending champions Wigan and secure a shot at the trophy. Arsene Wenger's men have not won a trophy in years, and this season's FA Cup provides a great opportunity for them to banish those demons.

Read on for all the info and match preview to make sure you don't miss a thing ahead of this crunch match.

Kirsty Wigglesworth

 

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Date: April 12, 2014

Kick off: 5:07 p.m. BST

TV Info: ITV1

Live stream: ITV website

 

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Arsenal hunting silverware

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 06:  Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal  in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on April 6, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Arsenal are the last heavyweight club left in the competition and will be full aware that this is their first real chance of silverware in several years.

Manager Arsene Wenger is likely to pull out all the stops to try to win at Wembley on Saturday. The Frenchman is under fire for his record at Arsenal in the second half of the season as the Gunners have slipped down the Premier League table.

An FA Cup trophy will go some way to placating fans who say Wenger's time is up. However, with the Frenchman yet to sign a new contract at the Emirates, a Cup victory could provide the perfect swansong should he decide to retire.

 

Wigan defending champions

WIGAN, ENGLAND - APRIL 01: Jordi Gomez (L) of Wigan Athletic in action with Gary Taylor-Fletcher of Leicester City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leicester City at DW Stadium on April 01, 2014 in Wigan, England. (Photo by
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Who could forget Wigan's title-winning performance last season. Phil McNulty of BBC Sport recalls it:

History was written by Wigan when substitute Ben Watson glanced home Shaun Maloney's corner just as the board was hoisted for three minutes' stoppage time.

The entertaining and often mystifying team created by Spaniard Martinez had won their first major trophy in 81 years and put English football's most romantic piece of silverware alongside all those won by their Rugby League counterparts.

What a story it would be if manager Uwe Rosler could repeat the feat managed by former coach Roberto Martinez. His name would surely go down in the Wigan history books.

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