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Wigan v Arsenal: Predicted XIs

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Arsenal's one chance of silverware this year comes in the form of the FA Cup, so it is understandable that their fans are very nervous ahead of Saturday's semi-final against Wigan at Wembley.

Laurent Koscielny and Mesut Ozil will miss out, Arsene Wenger has confirmed, but Aaron Ramsey will be fit to start after a bright performance in his comeback game on Sunday at Everton.

Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal, as he has in each of Arsenal's cup games so far this season.

Mikel Arteta may miss out after his nightmare performance at Goodison Park which included a calamitous own goal against his old side.

Wenger also told the club's official website: "I cannot give you concrete team news because we have so many uncertainties about Chamberlain (groin), Gibbs (ankle), Rosicky (thigh). There will be last-minute decisions on those three players. They are all 50:50."

For Wigan, winger Shaun Maloney made his first start since September in the 1-0 home defeat against Championship strugglers Millwall on Tuesday night and is expected to play against the Gunners on Saturday.

Martyn Waghorn was signed on a permanent deal on Friday and could lead the line. However, last year's hero Ben Watson has been ruled out for the season with a leg injury.

Predicted XIs: 

Arsenal: Fabianski; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Flamini, Kallstrom; Gnabry, Ramsey, Podolski; Sanogo

Wigan: Al-Habsi; Perch, Crainey, Boyce, Barnett, Ramis; Gomez, Collison, McManaman, Fortune; Waghorn

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