Wilshere relieved after ending Arsenal drought

2017-12-08 10:17
Jack Wilshere.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jack Wilshere admits his first Arsenal goal in two-and-a-half years was a weight off his shoulders.

Wilshere netted the Gunners’ third goal in their 6-0 thrashing of Belarusian outfit BATE on Thursday night, with Arsene Wenger’s side already confirmed as winners of Europa League Group H.

The 25-year-old has been predominantly been used in the cup competitions, rather than the Premier League, this season, but hopes getting on the scoresheet will have boosted his chances of earning a place in Wenger’s starting XI.

When asked if his goal was a relief, Wilshere told BT Sport: "Yeah a little bit.

"It was important we enjoyed it. It's one of those games that if you don't give it the right amount of focus you don't enjoy it.

"We've had a good group stage this year. We're happy going into the next round and hopefully we can get some more goals and be happy playing together.

"All we can do is show what we can do when we get an opportunity.

"If we are called upon from the bench we have to be ready and support the boys who are playing. At the end of the day, we are all Arsenal."

Read more on:    arsenal  |  europa league  |  jack wilshere  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.