FA Cup: Per Mertesacker ties things up for Arsenal in 82nd minute (GIF)

In the second half of the FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Wigan Athletic, the Premier League squad almost gave away the game. A late challenge from Per Mertesacker on Callum McManaman gave Wigan a penalty kick and a chance to take a one-goal lead. Wigan took advantage with Jordi Gómez stepping up and burying the shot to take the lead.

In the 82nd minute with Arsenal fans losing up, the man responsible for the penalty gave them the equalizing goal. Following an unsuccessful corner and some ball movement a shot was going right of the post when Mertesacker got a head on it to redirect it into the goal.

Mertesacker 1-1

A closer angle of Mertesacker getting a head on it to redirect it on target:

Mertesacker 1-2

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