Arsenal v Wigan Carling Cup highlights – Gunners cruise to semis

Arsenal are getting closer to winning their first trophy in five years as they cruised past a Wigan side who never really had much chance to get into the game. Robin Van Persie managed 70 minutes of his comeback, and Nicklas Bendtner got another chance to stake his claim for the strikers spot as well and marked it with a part in both goals.

Wenger said after the match: “We did the job on a cold night. We didn’t give chances away and maybe they closed us down well at the start of the game and slowly when we gained a bit more time and space we created chances. Overall, it was a good win with making eight or nine changes. We wanted to qualify and give some chances to some players who needed it and we achieved both targets.”

The Gunners must now be hot favourites to win the competition after Man Utd were slaughtered 4-0 at West Ham. They are now just three games away from cheering their fans up!

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