Wigan lifted themselves five-points clear of the Premier League relegation zone with a stunning 2-1 victory against Arsenal at the Emirates. Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez put the Latics 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and although Thomas Vermaelen gave Arsenal hope, Wigan held on for the precious victory.

After shocking Manchester United last time out, Wigan were clearly in a move to pull-off another surprise as they took the lead in just the seventh minute.

After winning the ball following an Arsenal corner, Wigan burst forward with purpose and, with the Gunners badly under-manned, Jordi Gomez played in Franco Di Santo on the edge of the box. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was on hand to block the Argentinian's initial effort, but the ball bounced up and Di Santo was able to finish the chance with a side-foot volley.

And incredibly just a minute later it was 2-0 to the visitors. Victor Moses, who has been in excellent form of late, twisted and turned Bacary Sagana to the byline before firing the ball into the near post.

James McArthur tried to make something of it initially, but the ball seemed to be heading into the grasp of Szczesny before the Polish keeper spilled the ball under challenge from Gomez and the Spaniard was able to prod home at the second attempt.

As expected, Arsenal had something to say and pulled a goal back in the 21st minute. A slip from Moses gave Tomas Rosicky the time to run into a crossing position down the right and the Czech midfielder delivered an inch-perfect ball for Thomas Vermaelen to power home a header from 12 yards out.

But Arsene Wenger's side were unable to force an equalizer and fell to a defeat which sees them still firmly embroiled in the battle for a Champions League place.

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