Wigan boss Roberto Martinez accused Theo Walcott of buying a penalty for Arsenal as the Gunners claimed a 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mikel Arteta's 60th minute spot-kick, given after Jean Beausejour was adjudged to have felled Walcott, proved the decisive moment in a very tight game played in sodden conditions.

Martinez said: "When I saw it live it looked very, very soft because it's difficult to tell if there is contact or not, and that doesn't mean it's a penalty, the contact has to stop you from staying on your feet."

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