Jack Wilshere: Everton were Arsenal’s biggest test so far

Jack Wilshere says Everton were Arsenal's toughest opponents this season and insists the Gunners can be satisfied with a point

Jack Wilshere
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere Photo: Nike

Jack Wilshere believes Everton were Arsenal’s toughest opponents so far this season and insists that the Gunners can be satisfied with a point against the Toffees.

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to five points after a 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium, as Mesut Ozil’s 80th-minute opener was cancelled out by Gerard Deulofeu’s strike moments later.

And midfielder Wilshere insists that a point against Roberto Martinez’s men is far from a bad result for the north Londoners.

“I think before the game you would take a point considering the weekend [results],” Wilshere told Arsenal Player.

“If you can’t win the game, don’t lose the game. But when we go 1-0 up we expect to win the game, especially when there is eight or so minutes to go. We’re disappointed with that, but overall we’ll take a point.

“I’d say [Everton have been our toughest opponents this season]. We played Tottenham here as well which was a tough game, but Everton always come here and they do well.

“I remember last year [against them] it was probably our toughest game as well, we drew 0-0.

“They’re a strong team, they’ve got a new manager as well so they play a different way but they’re still just as strong. They took the game to us in the first half.”

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