Wilshere relieved to grab win

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.”