By Nick Teale
After a goalless draw at home to Portsmouth on Wednesday night, Wigan remain stuck in the relegation battle.
The Latics currently hold a five-point advantage over Burnley and Hull City, the sides currently alongside relegated Pompey in the bottom three.
But Hull have played a game less and travel to the DW Stadium on May 3, so any points gained ahead of that could take the pressure off the potential winner-takes-all dogfight.
The Latics have already beaten Chelsea and Liverpool at home this term. Could Arsenal be the next 'Big Four' casualty at DW Stadium? We spoke to Paul Kendrick of the Wigan Observer to find out.
CAUSE FOR CONCERN
"They didn't play too badly against Portsmouth but they just couldn't get it right in the final third. They tried to look at the positives but realistically with the team Portsmouth had out it was two points dropped. If they had got a win they could have relaxed going into the Arsenal game but with the pressure on at the bottom it's probably must-win this Sunday for Wigan."
BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL
"A few weeks ago Roberto Martinez said 38 points would keep them up. At the moment they have 32 and they have both West Ham and Hull City to play. I think they probably have to avoid defeat in both of those games to stay up. I think three points on Sunday would be a massive step towards safety."
THE STORY SO FAR
"They are hopeful ahead of this game. They have proved against Liverpool, Chelsea and Aston Villa that they can mix it with the big teams. But they have also shown against the likes of Portsmouth or Hull that on their day they could lose to anybody. You don't know which Wigan team you are going to get until the game itself."
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
"They haven't had much difficulty raising themselves for the big games this season. They have already sold well over 20,000 tickets for Sunday's game and it is likely to be the biggest crowd of the season. The public have obviously got behind their team and it should be a really good game."
"Going forward the midfielders James McCarthy and Mohamed Diame are the key players. When they are on song Wigan are on song. That gives the confidence to the rest of the team, the likes of Charles N'Zogbia on the right, Hugo Rodallega on the left."
IMPRESSIONS OF ARSENAL
"Having seen Wigan going for it at Emirates Stadium, it probably wasn't the best idea but we have seen teams defend against Arsenal and still come unstuck. I do think the best way to play against Arsenal is to get at them because although they are great going forward, they do give you chances at the back and you have to take every chance against Arsenal."
EYE ON THE PITCH
"The pitch is in absolutely perfect condition. It couldn't be better. A lot has been made of the rugby team playing on it but the problems were caused way before the rugby season started. Because of the winter we had the team had to train on their because their training pitches were frozen over. Since it has been relayed it has been perfect and all the managers have commented that it is now one of the best pitches in the League."