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Jack Wilshere: 'Arsenal must improve for Manchester City showdown'

06 November 2017

"It's frustrating when you don't score", he said when asked about the supporters' reaction to the draw.

Arsenal travel to the Premier League leaders at the weekend needing a win to reduce the nine point gap between them in the table.

Fans jeered their own players after the result, even though it sees Arsenal reach the Europa League knockout phase.

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"You could see tonight it was a very intense game and with the number of games we play we want to play in every single competition". I will continue (rotating) at the moment. I believe he can as well play in midfield in a 4-2-3-1, he can play midfield in a 4-3-3. They played with a high pace, were risky on the breaks and defended very well.

With impressive form in this competition not enough to earn Jack Wilshere an England call-up, his frustrations were deepened when Damien Le Tallec's goal-line clearance denied him a first club goal since May 2015.

He needs these kinds of games to come back to his best level and what Jack needs is to be injury-free for long a period until the end of the season and get games like that.

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Caretaker manager David Unsworth was hoping for some joy for Everton after losing his first two games in charge but a 3-0 defeat in Lyon coupled with Atalanta's 1-1 draw against Apollon Limassol means the Toffees can not progress from the group stage with two matches remaining. "I believe he could have been involved but he is not so maybe if he keeps his fitness, maybe next time".

"At the start of the tournament, we knew we had the quality to get out of the group".

They have lost both games so far under caretaker manager David Unsworth, following a 2-1 reverse at Chelsea in the League Cup with a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Leicester City, but youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin put a positive spin on things ahead of the trip to France.

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Jack Wilshere grew into the game against Red Star after a notably quiet first half and only an acrobatic intervention from Damien Le Tallec prevented him from notching the victor after the break. "I have to congratulate my players".

Jack Wilshere: 'Arsenal must improve for Manchester City showdown'