Emirates side looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s nightmare.
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Honduras internationals Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa are both available for Wigan after serving one-match suspensions on Boxing Day.
Emmerson Boyce and Franco Di Santo are still not fit to return.
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is banned after incurring his fifth booking of the season during the win over Chelsea.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is likely to rotate his side, with Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Sebastien Squillaci all hoping for a recall. (BBC Sport)
Arsene Wenger will keen to avoid the embarrassment that Arsenal suffered when they travelled to the DW Stadium last season when Wigan battled back from two goals down to beat the north London side and all but end their title hopes.
The Gunners travel to Wigan on a high after beating Chelsea but Wigan have also picked up some useful points of late and are unbeaten in three matches and have a decent home record.
Highlights of last season’s encounter: Wigan 3-2 Arsenal
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