Arsenal under pressure to beat Wigan in FA Cup – Rosler

With the Gunners dropping out of the Premier League title race and now in danger of finishing outside the top four, the Latics boss says his team are in a no-lose situation

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler said all the pressure is on Arsenal ahead of their FA Cup semi-final meeting at Wembley.

With Arsenal seemingly out of contention for the Premier League title, the FA Cup is now Arsene Wenger’s only hope of silverware after nine years without a trophy and face the current holders on Saturday.

The Championship outfit have upstaged top-flight clubs Manchester City, Cardiff City and Crystal Palace en route to the final four and Rosler said the onus is firmly on Arsenal to win following recent disappointments.

“We’re going to Wembley and we’re meeting a top team in the Premier League,” Rosler told reporters.

“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.

“Everybody highlighted the fact Arsenal now really have to go for the FA Cup and win the FA Cup. Their own players said that this week and obviously that puts a little bit of extra pressure on Arsenal.”

Arsenal have won three of the past four games between the two teams, including last year’s 4-1 league triumph at Emirates Stadium.

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