The Gunners began that trend with consecutive losses in Manchester at the start of the campaign, before bowing to Sunderland and Chelsea on the trot in November. The curse repeated in February when Wenger’s men suffered maulings by Manchester United then Chelsea.
And no matter how poised they seemed to avoid making defeat the follow-up to Wednesday’s disappointment, Arsenal just could not help themselves at the DW Stadium today.
Goals from Theo Walcott and Mikael Silvestre had given Arsene Wenger’s side a 2-0 lead right before and after half-time respectively, but following a long spell of little urgency from Arsenal, Ben Watson punished some slack defending with just ten minutes left to force a nervy finale to the match.
Then, Lukasz Fabianski gifted Wigan an equalizer in the 89th minute as Clichy failed in an attempt to clear Bramble’s header off the line.
Momentum belonged to the hosts now and into stoppage time, N’Zogbia curled a long-range shot past an unmoved Fabianski to inflict a shameful defeat on Wenger’s men.