Jack Wilshere wants Arsenal to capitalise on Manchester slip-ups

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere wants the Gunners to continue to capitalise on any slip-ups by Manchester City and Manchester United

Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere signed a new Arsenal contract until 2018 last month Photo: Nike

Jack Wilshere has urged Arsenal to continue to capitalise on the slip-ups of their Premier League title rivals.

The Gunners sealed a 2-1 win at Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday evening after Manchester City and Manchester United both suffered surprise defeats.

Arsene Wenger’s men are now top of the league table following a run of five straight victories since a shock 3-1 loss to Aston Villa at The Emirates on the opening day of the season.

Wilshere feels the Gunners have learned from their mistakes in the past when the north London side would fail to make the most of any slip-ups by the Manchester clubs.

“We started that towards the end of last season. We knew we had to win games because we had to get that fourth spot,” said Wilshere.

“We were going towards the end of the season, knowing that because we had dropped points earlier in the season, we had to win games.

“I think we have continued that into this season and that’s vital in this league. You saw that Manchester United and Manchester City slipped up and I remember a few years ago when I broke into the team, when they lost, we lost. We failed to capitalise, but this time we did, which is nice.

“I think we showed a different side to our game and hopefully we can continue that.”

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