Roberto Martinez hailed the new-found belief of his Wigan side after they recorded a superb 2-1 victory at Arsenal to boost their Barclays Premier League survival hopes.

Franco Di Santo fired the visitors ahead after seven minutes, before Jordi Gomez doubled their lead inside 90 seconds. Thomas Vermaelen reduced the deficit with a bullet header on 21 minutes, but the second-half onslaught from the shellshocked Gunners never came as the Latics moved five points clear of the relegation zone.

Martinez, whose side looked doomed at the turn of the year, said: "We can all be very proud of the manner in which we performed. We always had a mental block against top sides, but we got rid of that at Liverpool and have then felt we can compete against anyone."

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#Thomas Vermaelen
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#Wigan Athletic
#Franco Di Santo
#Liverpool
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