Stand-in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was the hero of the Wigan v Arsenal match tonight as his two saves in a penalty shoot-out helped the Gunners beat holders Wigan at Wembley to reach their first FA Cup final since 2005.
Following a bright start by Arsenal, it was Wigan who went ahead through a penalty from Jordi Gomez just after the hour.
However, Arsenal made it 1-1 with seven minutes left through Per Mertesacker, whose foul had given away the spot-kick.
After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had hit the crossbar in extra-time, it was down to penalties.
Fabianski - standing in again for regular number one Wojciech Szczesny - produced fine saves from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison, before Santi Cazorla rolled in the winning penalty to secure a 4-2 shoot-out success.
Arsenal are through to the FA Cup final after beating cup holders Wigan 4-2 on penalties at Wembley.
Arsenal are set to face either Hull City or Sheffield United in the final.
Former Arsenal star Sol Campbell has attacked the Football Association as "institutionally racist", claiming he would have received the England captaincy for more than 10 years had he been white.
In extracts from his new biography, serialised in the Sunday Times (£), the former Arsenal and Tottenham defender said: “I think the FA wished I was white. I had the credibility, performance-wise, to be captain.
"I don’t think it will change because they don’t want it to, and probably the majority of fans don’t want it, either [...] There is a ceiling and although no one has ever said it, I believe it’s made of glass.
"Michael Owen was made a captain ahead of me. I thought: 'What is going on here?' I think the FA didn't want me to have a voice [...] it was embarrassing. I've asked myself many times why I wasn't [captain]. I keep coming up with the same answer. It was the colour of my skin."
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is thought to have been questioned by police over allegations the car he was driving hit a photographer.
The alleged incident occurred on Friday night in Highgate, north London.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 7.18pm on Friday 21 February to reports of an alleged collision between a vehicle and a member of the public in Sheldon Avenue N6.
"The member of the public, a man in his 30s, sustained minor injuries.
"Officers have spoken to the driver of the vehicle."
The spokesman said inquiries were continuing and no arrests have been made.
German international Ozil joined Arsenal for a club-record fee of £42.5 million from Real Madrid last September.
The floodlights failed near the end of the first half of Arsenal's Fourth Round FA Cup tie against Coventry at the Emirates Stadium:
The match did not stop though and the lights were restored in time for the start of the second half.
The England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed he has spoken to Theo Walcott after the Arsenal forward was ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, meaning he will miss the World Cup in Brazil.
Former England striker Michael Owen - who ruptured his cruciate ligament during a 2006 World Cup match - wished Theo Walcott a "speedy recovery" from the same injury.
Walcott's Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey echoed Owen's sentiments:
England goalkeeper John Ruddy suggested Walcott's injury could present an international opportunity for his Norwich teammate Nathan Redmond.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has been ruled out of football for at least six months with a knee injury, his club has announced.
His ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) means that an appearance at the World Cup in Brazil in June is unlikely.
The injury requires reconstructive surgery and a long period of physiotherapy to rehabilitate the knee.
Former England Michael Owen striker ruptured his ACL while playing for his country at the 2006 World Cup against Sweden.
Arsenal striker Theo Walcott infuriated Tottenham fans by making a 2-0 gesture towards them as he was stretchered off the pitch towards the end of his side's FA Cup third round win.
Goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky sealed the win for the home side.
Walcott was carried from the field after appearing to injure his knee during a challenge late in the game.
Asked about the incident after the match, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "The doctors said to me the coins were raining over his head [from the away fans] and that is why."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed the suggestion that top-flight clubs could do without the FA Cup, saying that he would like to win the famous old trophy once again.
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was asked yesterday whether the domestic cup was something Premier League clubs could do without and he told the BBC: "If they were being honest, they probably would do."
But Wenger claimed the FA Cup presented an opportunity for Arsenal to end their eight-year trophy drought.
He said: "I don't believe that at all. We have not won trophies for a long time, it is an opportunity that we want to take that we consider.
"On top of that we have afterwards nine days until the next Premier League game, we can give absolutely everything in this game."
Arsenal will play North London rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup third round, which you can watch live this Saturday at 5.15pm on ITV or on the ITV Football website.