Wilshere relieved to grab win
Jack Wilshere admitted Arsenal were relieved to run out 4-2 winners at Aston Villa after they had let Tottenham come back to win last weekend.
The Gunners had led 2-0 at the Emirates only for Spurs to win 3-2 but they had enough to claim all three points at Villa Park and go top of the Premier League.
Andrey Arshavin, Samir Nasri, Marouane Chamakh and Wilshere scored for Arsenal with Ciaran Clark getting both of Villa’s goals.
Wilshere said: "I think there’s always going to be that (uncertainty) especially after last week.
"It was a good ball from Chamakh and I’m happy to get my first goal."
Wilshere praised the way his team-mates had applied themselves this season.
He said: "I think it’s down to hard work."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was satisfied to see his side go top, temporarily or otherwise.
"It’s a good weekend because we can relax now a bit and look at the other results," he said. "You can only do your job and that’s what we did today.
"It was a strong performance against a Villa side that’s dangerous."
Wenger admitted he was slightly concerned after leading 2-0 at the break and conceding, just a week after being stung by a Tottenham comeback.
"With 2-0 at half-time it happened again, it was quickly back to 2-1, but this time we managed to find the resources to keep scoring goals.
"At the end of the day overall it was a good game and a good performance from us."