Preview: Wigan v Birmingham

Wigan welcome Birmingham to the DW Stadium on Saturday with the battle for English Premier League survival on in earnest. Roberto Martinez’s Wigan side have won just one of their past 11 league games to sit bottom of the table on 27 points. Birmingham’s record is not much better, and although Alex McLeish’s side won the season’s first piece of silverware with a 2-1 win over Arsenal in last month’s…

March 18, 2011
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Arsene Wenger: We Have to Take a Lot Of Encouragement To Face The Challenges Ahead

At the final whistle Arsenal’s players stood, sat or knelt on the lush emerald turf like figures in a tableau of despair. Motionless, traumatised, suddenly drained of the last vestiges of belief and hope and even pride, they looked dismayingly like Bayern Munich after Manchester United had finished with the German side at the Camp Nou in 1999. Jack Wilshere hit the crossbar here and Robin van Persie was the…

February 28, 2011
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