FT The referee blows his whistle for full-time. Wigan have won 2-1 and deserve every bit of praise they will get for this display. Arsenal will be disappointed but this night belongs to the Latics.
90+5 McCarthy knows what he's doing as he produces a foul on the halfway line and is rightly booked. Wigan clear the free-kick.
Diame cuts in from the right and sees his weak effort easily saved by Szczesny.
Wigan are putting Arsenal under so much pressure when the Gunners have the ball. The Latics win back possession to wind down the clock.
Al-Habsi is booked for taking his time over a goal-kick. A bit harsh from the referee but the home fans were showing plenty of anger.
Caldwell stands tall again as he heads Walcott's cross from the right clear.
Sagna's cross from the right is headed clear by Caldwell. Throw to Arsenal.
We will have five minutes of additional time.
Wigan keep plenty of men behind the ball as Arsenal fail to pose any questions. The Gunners need to produce something.
Alcaraz stops Oxlade-Chamberlain's forward run with a strong challenge. Wigan's defence still holds firm.
Sammon wins a free-kick on the halfway line as he is tripped by Song. The forward has done well since his introduction.
86 Gomez ends his impressive shift with Mohamed Diame the man to replace him.
Wigan are preparing to make another change.
The referee doesn't enjoy such a good moment now as he fails to give a free-kick for Figueroa's push on Walcott. Arsene Wenger isn't happy with that.
Moses fails to win a throw as he tangles with Sagna. The referee gives it to Arsenal and the official continues to deserve praise for letting this great match flow at such a quick tempo.
Van Persie sends a flicked effort wide of Al-Habsi's left hand post. Good effort from the Dutchman but the Latics goalkeeper wasn't tested.
Wigan keep the ball by the left corner flag in the Arsenal half. The Latics continue to impress.
Arsenal need to raise their game for the rest of this match. They just aren't giving Wigan enough to worry about at the moment.
Szczesny clears the ball away from Sammon after the Arsenal goalkeeper has a slight moment of panic. Wigan are putting the Gunners under plenty of pressure.
Van Persie's corner from the left creates panic in the Wigan box as Al-Habsi can't punch the ball clear. The Latics finally end the danger with a powerful clearance.
That has seen Wigan make a tactical switch with Moses now playing down the middle. Sammon plays on the left.
76 Di Santo's very impressive work tonight is over as he is replaced by Connor Sammon. Expect the former Kilmarnock man to put in a good shift as well.
Song has now dropped back into the centre of Arsenal's defence with Oxlade-Chamberlain giving Wigan's defence a new challenge to worry about.
74 Arsenal make the change with Oxlade-Chamberlain replacing Djourou. No surprise that Wenger makes a very attacking move.
73 Song is the third player of the night to be booked for a clumsy foul.
Looks like Arsenal are getting ready to bring on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. They will hope the youngster can put some spark back into their play.
Song's attempted through ball to van Persie is easily spotted by Figueroa and he calmly brings the ball clear.
Van Persie's corner from the left is cleared by Wigan and they break at speed. McCarthy works the ball to Moses and his cross from the left is volleyed over the bar by Gomez. That was a great move.
Di Santo is caught offside as he looks to link up with Gomez. Wigan are producing another great performance as their survival bid continues.
Song fouls Figueroa on the left to give Wigan a free-kick. They start another spell of possession when the match gets back under way.
Sagna's cross from the right is headed over the bar by Ramsey. We are all set up for a really interesting end to this match.
Wigan have looked good in this half. They continue to look really dangerous on the break and Arsenal haven't created as many chances.
Beausejour's corner from the left is headed over the bar by Gomez. Wigan still create chances.
Both men are back on the field after treatment and we can continue this fantastic match.
We have a break in play with Sagna and Di Santo receiving treatment after an aerial challenge.
62 Arsenal make a change with the lively Benayoun replaced by Gervinho.
61 Caldwell is the first Wigan player to be booked tonight. He was late with a challenge on Rosicky.
Moses wins the ball from Djourou and has space to run through one-on-one with Szczesny. He gets a little bit too excited and takes the shot early to leave the Gunners goalkeeper with the chance to make a simple save.
Van Persie cuts the ball back to Santos on the edge of the six-yard box but the defender can't make a proper connection with his shot and turns it wide.
Beausejour's corner from the left falls to Caldwell at the far post but his attempted chip is blocked and Arsenal clear. This is a good few minutes for Wigan.
Moses is at again as a lively run down the left ends with his cross turned behind for a corner.
Van Persise's corner from the right is headed over the bar by Vermaelen from inside the six-yard box. He was under plenty of pressure from the Wigan defence but still would have hoped to do better.
Benayoun's effort from 25 yards is deflected behind for a corner.
More great play from Moses as he outmuscles Sagna and sees a powerful drive turned away from his goal by Szczesny. Arsenal clear the loose ball.
Van Persie sees his appeal for a corner rejected as he knocks the ball away from Caldwell. Another correct decision from the referee. He has helped this game flow to make it such a cracking contest.
Wigan enjoy a bit of possession as they look to provide Arsenal's defence with a new threat. Moses has been very lively down the right.
Alcaraz shows real composure to cut out van Persie's attempted through ball to Benayoun and calmly play a pass away from danger.
Benayoun has looked more lively and he finds himself crowded out after beating a couple of players in the Wigan box.
Good work from Beausejour to win the ball from Theo Walcott. Quiet night for the Arsenal forward so far.
Djourou gets to the ball before Moses and calmly plays the ball back to Szczesny. Arsenal will have to be wary of Wigan on the break.
Van Persie sees his shot on goal narrowly deflected away from his team-mates in the six-yard box. There should be plenty of action in this half.
We are back under way. Wigan knock the ball out of play early on.
Matthew writes: "Arsenal have been poor so far and Wigan have played really well so for that reason i'm going for wigan to win 3-2."
Matthew writes: "Simply not good enough from Arsenal if they do not score quickly after the break then I can see Wigan holding out." The Gunners have been dangerous in attack but far, far from their best in defence. Credit to Wigan for posing plenty of problems.
Arsenal are still the favourites to win this match with Sky Bet but they are now available at 5/4. Wigan can be backed at 7/4 and the draw is a 5/2 shot.
HT The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Wigan lead 2-1 and we have plenty to get ready for after the break. Thoughts on the action so far to email@example.com.
Gomez fires his effort from 25 yards high and wide of the Arsenal goal. Nearly half-time.
Benayoun heads the ball on from the edge of the box but Al-Habsi continues his impressive evening as he spots the threat and gathers possession.
We will have three minutes of additional time.
Van Persie does have a shot at goal but can only send the ball high over the bar.
Figueroa knocks Rosicky to the ground with a silly challenge. The referee correctly gives Arsenal a free-kick in what could be a shooting position.
Arsenal enjoy another spell of possession. They are working the ball quickly to keep Wigan on the move.
Wigan look dangerous again as Boyce sees his run halted. It has been such a quick tempo to this half as we enjoy a really good game.
Djourou isn't happy as he concedes a free-kick for handball on the halfway line. Replays show it was the correct decision.
Di Santo's driven cross from the right is scrambled clear as Wigan once again cause panic on the break. Arsenal have to keep focus at the back.
Arsenal now take control of the ball again but Wigan have plenty of men at the back and make life difficult for the hosts.
Wigan win a free-kick on the left as Gomez is fouled by Sagna. The Latics have slowed the pace in the last few minutes.
Fraser writes: "OMG!!!! Can't believe wigan are winning." They are and it was quite an interesting few minutes as they moved 2-0 ahead. Arsenal have been on top since then.
Play is back under way and Moses returns to action. The Latics have the ball on the edge of the Arsenal box but Di Santo is crowded out.
34 Sagna becomes the first player to be booked tonight for a trip on Moses. We have a break in play as the forward receives treatment. Arsene Wenger isn't too happy about that.
Santos is providing plenty of attacking threat for Arsenal. Wigan have plenty to think about at the back.
Rosicky works a corner short to Santos and the left-back find space in the box before sending a shot wide.
Rosicky attempted through ball to Santos is spotted by Al-Habsi and the impressive Wigan goalkeeper gathers possession.
Great work from McCarthy as he knocks the ball off Rosicky and behind for a goal-kick. The midfielder has been full of running tonight.
Di Santo can't find space as he is caught offside. Wigan will look to keep Arsenal worried with some more threat on the break.
Santos concedes a free-kick deep in the Wigan half as he pushes Maynor Figueroa to the ground.
Arsenal are completely dominating possession. Wigan looked fairly comfortable until Vermaelen struck but it will be hard work as the game continues.
Rosicky and van Persie work a lovely one-two but it doesn't create an equaliser as the midfielder lofts a poor effort over the bar.
Arsenal go close to pulling level as Johan Djourou's half-volley goes only just wide of Al-Habsi's right hand post. What a game this has been so far and we still have so much more time left!
Rosicky's corner from the left is again poor and Wigan clear the ball at the near post.
Van Persie tests Al-Habsi with a rasping effort from 30 yards but the goalkeeper once again tips the ball over the bar.
Wigan look to respond straight away but Arsenal clear Jean Beausejour's cross.
21 GOAL VERMAELEN! Rosicky's cross from the left is turned home by a powerful header from Vermaelen. Arsenal cut Wigan's lead as they make their possession count.
Van Persie's effort is headed away by Gary Caldwell as Wigan once again deal well with the work they have to do at the back.
Ramsey's half-volley from 25 yards strike Song and the ball bounces clear of danger. Arsenal are enjoying possession close to the Wigan box but the Latics hold firm.
Andre Santos' effort is blocked and Wigan clear the loose ball.
Wigan are looking very dangerous in attack. They have cut the Arsenal defence open tonight.
Al-Habsi gathers the corner inside his six-yard box. That was a very impressive save from the Wigan goalkeeper.
The corner can't clear the first man but Arsenal get the ball back and put another cross in the box. Benayoun meets the ball with a flicked header but Al-Habsi shines again as he tips the effort over the bar.
A great challenge from Emmerson Boyce stops van Persie and knocks the ball behind for a corner.
Arsenal have got back on the front foot after Wigan's quick double. The Latics are looking pretty comfortable at the moment but you feel they will have to cope with plenty of pressure. The worry for the hosts is just how dangerous Roberto Martinez's men have been on the break.
Ramsey makes space in the Wigan box but finds himself crowded out. The tempo of this match is like the final 10 minutes of a cup tie. Can it stay like that for the rest of the night?
Moses tests Arsenal again but this time Alex Song spots the danger and ends his charging run. What a start to the match!
11 Arsenal have made a change while all this action has been happening. Aaron Ramsey takes over from the injured Arteta.
Wigan see the corner cleared to McCarthy on the right. The midfielder sends a volley just over the top of the bar. Wigan have enjoyed a sensational few minutes.
Wigan have another strike at goal as Di Santo sees his effort deflected wide.
8 GOAL GOMEZ! Quite incredible! Wigan lead 2-0 as Victor Moses' cross from the left falls to Jordi Gomez and he turns a low shot home from close-range. What a game we have here.
7 GOAL DI SANTO! Wigan break at speed from the corner as Di Santo is played through one-on-one with Wojciech Szczesny. The forward chips the ball over the goalkeeper and knocks his effort into the empty net. The Latics lead 1-0.
A nice cross from Bacary Sagna is met by the head of Yossi Benayoun and the midfielder's effort is tipped over the bar by Al-Habsi. The resulting corner is cleared.
Arsenal on top so far. They are keeping possession as Wigan put plenty of men behind the ball.
Franco Di Santo is fouled by Robin van Persie inside his own half to give Wigan a free-kick.
Mikel Arteta's free-kick is very poor and the ball bounces off the Wigan wall. The midfielder takes control of the cross but Wigan recover and clear the danger.
Tomas Rosicky is tripped by James McCarthy on the edge of the box to give Arsenal a free-kick in a shooting position. Decent chance for the Gunners.
Thomas Vermaelen has a shot from distance but the ball drifts narrowly wide of Ali Al-Habsi's goal.
Here we go. Arsenal keep the ball early on.
The players are out on the pitch as we get close to kick-off.
Daniel has a wish and we will make it come true. He writes" Nick - I never see any predictions from Pennsylvania (USA) during the coverage online. It's about time someone becomes awesome (you) and includes one. 4-0 to the Arsenal just like back in December and I am going to go ahead and say the same scorers... Art, TV5, Gervinho, and RvP."
Over to the USA for the views of Jim. "It is supremely sunny in San Diego today, not to rub it in, because we have borrowed enough stormy weather of late. Flip side, without Maloney, Wigan are bankrupt in midfield. Awfully strong Arsenal contingent, minus Djourou. Predicting an easy 3-0 for the Gunners! RVP, Vermaelen & Benayoun on the goals."
Tomas Rosicky is the one change in the Arsenal first XI as he replaces Aaron Ramsey. Kieran Gibbs and Gervinho are back on the bench after injury.
Adam writes "Wigan have pulled of a few shock results lately and I think they will win tonight 2-1." The place to send e-mails is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wigan say Shaun Maloney is out of the squad because of a minor knock in training. Not good news for the Latics.
Dylan is going for a 3-1 win to Arsenal. What do people make of the team news? Thoughts to email@example.com.
Here are the teams - Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Andre Santos, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Rosicky, Benayoun, van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Squillaci, Gervinho, Gibbs, Chamakh.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Beausejour, Moses, Di Santo, Gomez. Subs: Pollitt, Watson, McManaman, Sammon, Jones, Diame, Stam.
The referee is Andre Marriner.
Arsenal are the 1/4 favourites with our friends at Sky Bet to win tonight. Wigan are 10/1 and the draw can be backed at 5/1.
Welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Premier League clash between Arsenal and Wigan. Arsenal can move eight points clear in third with victory and three points will give Wigan a five-point gap to the relegation zone. The e-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.