Latics boss encouraged by another scalp
Roberto Martinez has warned his Wigan players not to let their famous victories over Manchester United and Arsenal count for nothing.
The Latics have beaten United and the Gunners within the last fortnight to build on their three point haul on at Anfield against Liverpool to boost their hopes of avoiding the drop.
Martinez's men were also unlucky not to get something from their recent game with Chelsea after controversial decisions went against them.
However, there was no injustice at the Emirates Stadium as Franco Di Santo fired them ahead after seven minutes, before Jordi Gomez doubled their lead inside 90 seconds.
Arsenal did pull a goal back through a bullet header from Thomas Vermaelen in the 21st minutes, but the second-half onslaught from Arsene Wenger's side never came as the Latics held on to to move five points clear of the relegation zone.
"I always said we would click as a team at the beginning of February, and we had been playing really well but could not win games, which left us a bit frustrated with draws," Martinez said.
"But we have been patient and been able to be stubborn with what we wanted to do and get the results. However, we can't really enjoy it because moments like this will mean nothing if we don't get enough points to stay up."
The Spaniard added: "We always had a mental block against top sides, but we got rid of that at Liverpool and have then felt we can compete against anyone."