Gunners ace pleased with the confident start.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshire has said that he believes the club have displayed a ruthless streak during their impressive opening to the Premier League season, Sky Sports reports.
The Gunners have wedged a two point gap between them and second placed Liverpool following their 2-1 victory over Swansea City this weekend – thus extending the club’s record of consecutive away victories to 12.
Manchester United and Manchester City suffered surprise defeats earlier in the day and Wilshere is glad that Arsenal are taking full advantage of slip-ups from their title rivals.
“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 the England international.
“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.”
Wilshire’s midfield colleague Aaron Ramsay has also made a positive start to the season by notching eight goals in nine appearances to help the side bounce back from their opening day defeat to Aston Villa.
The Welsh international now appears to have put his injury problems behind him and Wilshire believes that a fully fit Ramsay will prove to be an asset.
“His fitness levels are not normal,” said Wilshere.
“He’s naturally so fit he can score at any time in the game. You can see that. He’s pushing on in the 94th minute. Not many players can do that.
“He’s got his confidence back, which is nice to see.
“If he carries on playing the way he is and working hard, he can improve further.
“He’s got a great appetite for the game. He wants to improve. He’s training all the time. He’s not missing a training session, he’s fit, he’s young and he’s showing his best form.
“Hopefully he can continue it and get even better.”