Arsene Wenger takes training with Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey will start for Arsenal against Wigan

Wigan v Arsenal: Arsene Wenger confirms Aaron Ramsey will start in FA Cup semi-final

Welsh midfielder to make his first start for the club since Boxing Day

Having been so consistent for the majority of the season, the Gunners have found results more difficult to come by in recent weeks and are without a win in four Premier League games. That run of results has ended hopes of a first Premier League title in a decade, with Everton now providing significant competition for a place in the top four. That, in turn, has placed a greater importance on success in the FA Cup.

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Ian Wright has backed Mesut Ozil to become an Arsenal legend

Video: 'Criticism of Mesut Ozil is unfair, he will become an Arsenal legend,' claims Ian Wright

£42.5m playmaker is currently out injured with a hamstring problem

Uwe Rosler celebrates Wigan's victory over Cardiff

Wigan v Arsenal: Wigan 'can't lose' FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, says manager Uwe Rosler

The Latics are the underdogs against their more illustrious Premier League opponents

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Santi Cazorla: Arsenal lack 'winning mentality' and must address their self-belief, says midfielder ahead of FA Cup semi-final against Wigan

Midfielder has been disappointed with Arsenal's fall down the Premier League table and admits he is determined to secure silverware whether it is with the Gunners or elsewhere

Wigan Athletic's James Perch celebrates at the final whistle after his goal helped knock Manchester City out of the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium

Wigan v Arsenal: Wigan backed to beat Gunners in FA Cup semi-final by Paul Jewell

The Championship club are very capable of beating their more illustrious opponents, says their former manager

Thomas Vermaelen (left) and his Arsenal team-mates need to recover from their latest mauling

Arsenal v Wigan FA Cup semi-final: Collapsing Gunners face test of nerve at Wembley

Failure to reach the final is almost unthinkable for the Gunners after seeing their title challenge falter

Aaron Ramsey insists he never doubted his own ability after becoming Arsenal's stand-out star this season

Aaron Ramsey injury: Arsenal midfielder refuses to rule out comeback in FA Cup semi-final against Wigan

Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

Andre Marriner sends off Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs last week in a case of mistaken identity

Andre Marriner to referee FA Cup semi-final, just weeks after sending off the wrong player

The official dismissed Kieran Gibbs when he should have shown the red card to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

A view of Wembley Stadium

FA Cup: Wembley dates announced, with Wigan v Arsenal on Saturday and Sheffield United v Hull City on Sunday

The ties will take place over the weekend of 12/13 April

Uwe Rosler labelled his Wigan side's FA Cup victory over Manchester City as his 'greatest achievement' of his career

Manchester City 1 Wigan 2: Uwe Rosler hails FA Cup victory as 'biggest achievement' of his young managerial career

Rosler has compared the FA Cup sixth round win to taking Brentford to Wembley but admits beating City trumps all the other highlights

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski celebrates after the FA Cup quarter-final match between Arsenal and Everton on Saturday

FA Cup semi-finals: Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal for Arsenal against Wigan

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms he will maintain policy of using second-choice keeper in domestic competitions

Everton manager Roberto Martinez looks on from the touchline

Arsenal 4 Everton 1: Roberto Martinez does not give Roy Keane 'any credit' over comments that his side were too open at the Emirates

Roberto Martinez has dismissed Roy Keane’s criticism of his Everton team saying he did not give the former Manchester United captain’s comments ‘any credit’.

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