Arsenal FA Cup Trophy-Step Approach

Arsenal FA Cup Trophy-Step Approach - FA Cup semifinals at Wembley between Wigan Athletic Arsenal counter must end dramatically . The Gunners step up to the summit round by winning a penalty shootout on Saturday ( 12/4 ) .

Against the defending champions , the Gunners put full alertness and caution seem to cool the unwanted surprises . The result is more Arsenal players played the ball in his own area and not venture out to attack frontally .

Which tends to slow the tempo of the game was to make foster care odds Arsene Wenger was fairly minimal throughout the first half , even though with Wigan who choose to wait and rely on sporadic counter-attacks .

Arsenal's best chance in the first half at the end of the game it is present among free kick Lukas Podolski is still sideways , and efforts Yaya Sanogo Podolski welcomes feedback breakthrough but still failed to beat Scott Carson . The first round was closed without a goal .

In the second half , the slow tempo of the game remained unchanged and Arsenal paid the price of their tactics it in 63 minutes. Abuse Mertesacker on Callum McManaman forcing the referee pointed to the spot and completed a perfect penalty by Jordi Gomez . The Latics ahead 1-0 .

The goal stung , Arsenal spirit rose and began to increase the tempo of the game . As a result , a number of attacks and golden opportunities can be generated - it is best when Sanogo 's header hit the goalposts , and Kieran Gibbs are already heading Carson outwit Stephen Crainey but can be driven in front of goal .

Arsenal bombarded the Wigan defense efforts finally paid off in 82 minutes . Starting from a corner situation , sweep the ball fell at the feet of an opponent that Alex Oxlade - Chamberlain continued with shots on goal , and a ball that bounces completed with Per Mertesacker 's header from close range . Scores were changed 1-1 .

Arsenal tried to find the winner , but in the rest of the game they failed to get it . And with a score draw to survive until the normal time , the match was forced to continue in extra innings .

In the first half of extra time , Arsenal are still dominating the game and the flow of the attack . However, a large number of their efforts - especially from Sanogo , still not able to meet the target . While Wigan more to survive and await the opportunity to hit back .

After not able to add a goal in the first half , both teams exchanged attacks back in the second half of extra innings . However, Arsenal had the best chance in the game through Oxlade - Chamberlain shot from outside the box , unfortunately the ball hit the corner kick just ateh Wigan goalkeeper .

Until the referee blew the whistle signaled the end of extra innings , no additional goals are created so that the fate of both teams should be determined by a penalty kick 12 right .

From camp Wigan : Caldwell and Collison failed to beat Lukasz Fabianski , while Beausejour , McArthur successful in execution . While in the Arsenal : Arteta , Kallstrom , Giroud and Cazorla successfully carry out their duties . Arsenal also cruised into the final with a total score of 5-3 at a time waiting for the winner of Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow ( 13/4 ) .

Wigan Lineup :
Carson ; Crainey , Ramis ( Caldwell 86 ' ) , Boyce ; Beausejour , McArthur , McEachran ( Collison 64 ' ) , Perch ; Gomez , Fortune , McManaman ( Powell 68 ' )

Arsenal Lineup :
Fabianski ; Monreal ( Gibbs 63 ' ) , Vermaelen , Mertesacker , Sagna ; Ramsey ( Kallstrom 113 ' ) , Arteta ; Podolski ( Giroud 68 ' ) , Cazorla , Chamberlain ; Sanogo