Arsenal reach FA Cup final for first time in nine years
With a 4-2 win in penalties, over holders Wigan Athletic, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal stormed into the FA Cup final for the first time in nine years.
Arsene Wenger is just one game away from lifting his first trophy since 2005 as Arsenal reached the final of the FA Cup (All images AP and AFP).
Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski put in a splendid performance as Arsenal beat Wigan 4-2 on penalties.
Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker cancelled out Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez' early lead to take the game into extra-time and eventually into penalties.
Santi Cazorla and Fabianski took their team through with a goal and two saves respectively in the penalty shootout.
Championship side Wigan, who are also the holders of the FA Cup, put in a spirited performance against the top-flight EPL club to take the game till penalties.
After some nervous moments, Arsenal won the game and advanced to the final with the chance of bagging their first silverware in 9 years.