Wigan boss Uwe Rosler says that the fact his side are complete underdogs, and that the FA Cup remains Arsenal’s only hope of a trophy this season, means there’s extra pressure on the Gunners ahead this Saturday’s semi-final.
Arsene Wenger’s side haven’t exactly coped well with some of the expectation on them this season, and after a dire run of form which has seen them go four games without a win, they could feel the heat even more at Wembley this weekend.
“Everybody highlighted the fact Arsenal now really have to go for the FA Cup and win the FA Cup,” said the Wigan manager. “Their own players said that this week and obviously that puts a little bit of extra pressure on Arsenal.”
And highlighting the Latics underdog status, he said, “We’re going to Wembley and we’re meeting a top team in the Premier League. We are the massive underdog but we have presented ourselves so far in a very, very good way.
“We’ve made our supporters proud and we’re going to Wembley; we can’t lose, we only can win.”
They really do have nothing to lose and that can be dangerous. Not to mention the amount riding on this game from an Arsenal point of view could be paralysing.
Let’s just hope the experience in the side comes to the fore and that the excellent form we’ve shown in the cup so far this season continues.