Everton boss Martinez in new Wenger swipe: Wigan can win Cup semi

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has continued his row with Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger by tipping Wigan Athletic for an FA Cup shock.
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Everton boss Roberto Martinez has continued his row with Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger by tipping Wigan Athletic for an FA Cup shock.

Martinez was upset this week by Wenger's criticism of Everton's loan signings.

And ahead of former club Wigan's Wembley semi with Arsenal, Spaniard Martinez said: "The hardest thing in football is to be expected to achieve something.

"That is a killer. And the opposite is when you are not expected to do anything, just to enjoy your football. I am looking at Wigan and they are under pressure in the Championship.

"Every game, they have to win to get into the play-offs, to get promoted. That intensity. All of a sudden they have a freedom and a release game. At Wembley, where they had two incredible experiences last year. The players are going to go there and be themselves.

"For Arsenal, it's the opposite - they go there and they have to win. It doesn't matter, they have to win. I just think it's very dangerous. Not because it's Arsenal versus Wigan but because that approach is....it's the same with Hull and Sheffield United."

 
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