Arsenal in FA Cup final after beating Wigan

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 10:40 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Arsenal reached the FA Cup final Saturday defeating Wigan's impressive title defence in a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium.

Arsenal, dropping out of the Premier League's top four earlier in the day, won the shootout 4-2 to keep alive its chances taking its first major title in over eight years.

Jordi Gomez put Wigan ahead from the penalty spot in the 63rd but an 82nd-minute goal by Per Mertesacker forced extra time at 1-1.

Wigan was giant killer in last year’s final defeating Manchester City in taking their first FA Cup final.

Hull plays Sheffield United in the second semi-final on Sunday. Arsenal is seeking their 11th hold in the FA Cup.





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