Arsenal midfielder feels fan 'frustration' after recent struggles

Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere admits that the players can feel the frustration of the fans in tight games like last night's victory over Anderlecht.

Arsenal left it late last night to defeat an exciting young Anderlecht side in Brussels - with goals from Kieran Gibbs and Lukas Podolski saving the day in the final five minutes.

Arsenal, in reality, deserved a lot less from this performance. Anderlecht were the better side for much of the game and The Gunners had Emiliano Martinez to thank for a great save after Anderlecht had gone 1-0 up.

But in the end their quality did shine through against the Belgian outfit and an eruption of relief from the away end was the result of such a late showing.

It was however another worryingly inept performance from Arsenal, who have struggled to find top gear this season.

In their last game against Hull City, at home, they again left it late to salvage a point against their Premier League rivals.

It is something that has Arsenal fans frustrated once again - as already it would appear that a Premier League title tilt is out of the question for Arsene Wenger's men.

But those frustrations are shared by the players, none more so than Jack Wilshere.

The England international was speaking after the Anderlecht game, admitting he could feel the fans frustrations as the game went on:

“That's the best way to win [in the last minute]. We felt their frustration throughout the game. We kept getting in and then the final pass wasn't right.

“They travelled a long way and wanted to see us win the game. Thankfully we could give them that win at the end.”

Arsenal take on Sunderland away this weekend, another long journey for the travelling London support.

They will hoping not to leave it so late at the Stadium of Light.

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