Player ratings: Wigan 1-1 Arsenal (Arsenal win 4-2 on pens)

Mertesacker celebrates his goal. Photo: PA

SCOTT CARSON: Pulled off two pivotal saves to deny Yaya Sanogo, but could not deny Arsenal in the penalty shootout. 7

JAMES PERCH: A picture of solidity as Arsenal struggled in attack. 7

EMMERSON BOYCE (CAPT): Marshalled Wigan's impressive rearguard action. 8

IVAN RAMIS: Timely interception denied Sanogo in the first half. 8

STEPHEN CRAINEY: Cleared Kieran Gibbs' goal-bound header off the line. 7

JAMES McARTHUR: Solid effort in midfield. 7

JOSH McEACHRAN: Tireless evening's work to frustrate Arsenal's attacking impetus. 8

JORDI GOMEZ: Nerves of steel with first-half penalty after lengthy delay through injury to Monreal. 8

CALLUM McMANAMAN: Dynamic, old-school wing play at its finest, won the first-half penalty. 9

MARC-ANTOINE FORTUNE: Precious little opportunity to assert his physical authority, worked hard. 7

JEAN BEAUSEJOUR: Battled hard but little impact. 6

SUBSTITUTES:

NICK POWELL (for McManaman, 68): Unable to match tricky winger McManaman's impact, dragged an extra-time shot wide. 6

GARY CALDWELL (for Ramis, 85): Gut-wrenching luck to miss one of the defining penalties, solid otherwise. 6

JACK COLLISON (for McEachran, 64): Could not stop Arsenal wrestling back midfield control, headed wide in extra time. 6

  • This was Wenger's verdict on Sanogo

ARSENAL

LUKASZ FABIANSKI: Penalty shootout hero with two fine saves to save Arsenal's blushes. 8

BACARY SAGNA: Quiet showing, missing trademark marauding runs. 5

PER MERTESACKER: Atoned for conceding the penalty by heading Arsenal's equaliser. 6

THOMAS VERMAELEN (CAPT): Failed to convince in the heart of Arsenal's defence. 6

MIKEL ARTETA: Overrun for at least the first hour, but scrambled some poise towards the closing stages. 7

LUKAS PODOLSKI: Ineffective shift. 5

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN: Wretched showing until Arsenal stole the equaliser, blasted against the woodwork in extra time. 6

AARON RAMSEY: Completely anonymous in a jaded and outfought Arsenal midfield. 5

NACHO MONREAL: Had little impact before game ended prematurely through thigh injury. 6

SANTI CAZORLA: Blunted by Arsenal's lacklustre day but still netted the winning penalty. 6

YAYA SANOGO: Should have buried two first-half chances to put Arsenal out of sight. 4

SUBSTITUTES:

OLIVIER GIROUD (for Podolski, 68): Battled hard and added shape to Arsenal's line-up; not his fault he did not start. 7

KIERAN GIBBS (for Monreal, 63): Injected much-needed pace and incision to Arsenal's approach play. 7

KIM KALLSTROM (for Ramsey, 113): Scant opportunity to alter proceedings. 6