Arsene Wenger pleased to see Jack Wilshere end barren run

Wenger pleased to see Wilshere end barren run
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that Jack Wilshere responded well at The Hawthorns following a difficult week in the media spotlight.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Jack Wilshere gave the right response against West Bromwich Albion after he was recently pictured smoking outside a nightclub.

The England international scored the equaliser at The Hawthorns as the Gunners came away with a point that keeps them top of the Premier League table.

Wenger, who had been critical of the 21-year-old during the week, was delighted that he ended a three-year dry spell in front of goal.

"He is an honest lad and when he's wrong he knows it," PA quotes Wenger as saying. "Today the players do not get away with anything - we got away with a bit more.

"They know that is the rule of the game and the rules of modern society and they have to deal with it, but what is more interesting for England and for Arsenal is that he shows the right response on the pitch.

"He had a difficult first half where he was fouled a lot but showed he has character and kept going. At least that [barren run] is done now."

When asked if Wilshere was still smoking, Wenger smirked and replied: "I don't know."

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on October 6, 2013
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