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Uwe Rosler: Arsenal under pressure

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When Arsenal played Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup final, everyone expected the Gunners to win their first trophy in six years.

Well, except from BBC pundit Alan Shearer, who predicted Alex McLeish's squad would be celebrating at Wembley.

There could be huge consequences for Arsenal if they are unable to get their victory at England's national ground on Saturday.

Wenger's future could hinge on their FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic, despite his notorious determination to continue at his beloved club.

Should Arsenal lose to the holders, they would go a ninth season without a trophy (unless you count the pre-season Emirates Cup).

Uwe Rosler, who became Wigan manager in December, hinted his players would be far more relaxed than Arsenal's.

"Everybody highlighted the fact Arsenal now really have to go for it and win the FA Cup. Obviously that puts a little bit of extra pressure on Arsenal," said the German.

England's largest stadium has been Wigan's second home in 2013, as they beat Millwall and Manchester City there before losing to Manchester United in this season's Community Shield.

This is Rosler's first time back at Wembley since Brentford lost to Yeovil in the League One play-off final last May.

Wigan's fourth game at the 90,000 ground in 12 months does not faze the Championship outfit according to their coach.

"We've made our supporters proud. We can't lose, we can only win," Rosler added.

As overwhelming favourites, Arsenal fans will not tolerate anything other than victory as they seek to make their first final since Obafemi Martins stunned the North Londoners.

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