Date: 23rd November 2007 at 6:31pm
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Steve Bruce will watch his new club take on Arsenal from the stands as he will only take up the reigns officially at Wigan Athletic on Monday

It may be a blessing in disguise and give Bruce the opportunity to assess his new players without being too involved as the Latics attempt to end a run of 6 league defeats

Arsenal are sitting on top of the Premiership, a position that the Latics held briefly early this season before the run of defeats saw them fall down the table

Arsene Wenger will be urging his players to be prepared for a tough game tomorrow with the Wigan players trying to impress their new boss and Latics always seem to give the Gunners a game

Arsenal are unbeaten in 19

Arsenal Team News:

Arsenal will be missing key players Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas, Hleb, Flamini, Diaby and Gilberto

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Gallas, Clichy, Eboue, Denilson, Diarra, Rosicky, Walcott, Adebayor, Lehmann, Bendtner, Song, Hoyte, Traore, Eduardo, Randall.

Player to watch: Walcott

Young pretender and Englands future, fast, skillful and an eye for goal

Wigan Athletic Team News:

Heskey back to fitness allows him a place on the bench

Wigan (from): Kirkland, Melchiot, Granqvist, Bramble, Kilbane, Brown, Scharner, Skoko, Koumas, Sibierski, Bent, Aghahowa, Boyce, Cotterill, Hall, Olembe, Taylor,Heskey, Pollitt.

Player to watch: Landzaat

Stunning goal last season, Denny will be hoping he can manage a repeat

Match Facts & Stats

Last season

Arsenal 2 Latics 1

Match Prediction:

Heart says 2-1 Arsenal

Head says 3-0 Arsenal

Next Fixtures:

Latics Vs Man City

Saturday December 1st 2007