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

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Holders Wigan will take on Arsenal in the first of the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday April 12, the Football Association has announced.

Uwe Rosler's Latics beat Manchester City in last year's final before overcoming the odds to once again beat City at the quarter-final stage on Sunday.

They return to Wembley to take on Arsenal, who are looking for their first trophy since lifting the FA Cup nine years ago with a penalty shoot-out victory over Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium.

Arsenal had seen off the challenge of Everton, managed by ex-Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, in their quarter-final clash and will be looking to ease past Wigan in their 5pm kick-off to book their place in the Wembley final on May 17.

The second semi-final sees Sky Bet League One outfit Sheffield United face fellow Yorkshire side Hull City at 4pm on Sunday April 13 as Tigers' manager Steve Bruce takes on his former club.

Sheffield United beat Charlton in the sixth round on Saturday and Bruce's Hull were victorious against Barclays Premier League rivals and beaten league cup finalists Sunderland.