Arsene Wenger turns attention to FA Cup semi-final amidst Arsenal's poor run of form

Arsenal will hope for success in their FA Cup semi-final clash against holders Wigan Athletic after yet another morale-crushing 0-3 loss to Everton in the Premier League.

updated: April 11, 2014 10:16 IST
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London: Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to use Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against holders Wigan to lift their shattered spirits.

Wenger's side head to Wembley with their confidence in tatters after a miserable run that ended their hopes of winning the Premier League and left them fighting to secure qualification for the Champions League.

Last weekend's chastening 3-0 defeat at Everton was a major blow to the Gunners' hopes of securing a top-four finish and the squad's morale is at a low ebb following the latest in a long line of big game flops this season.

Arsenal had already been thrashed at Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, but it is the loss to Everton which could prove the most costly as the Toffees will climb above them into fourth place if they beat Sunderland on Saturday.

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