Wilshere is bossing the Gunners' midfield this season.
"I think that [leadership] is part and parcel of my game. That's the type of player I am," said Wilshere.
"I like to pick the ball up and run at players, and I suppose drive the team on. It's not just me. We have Santi Cazorla as well, who was excellent on Wednesday night, and Francis Coquelin, who came in and did excellently. Abou's looking sharp too.
"We've got a lot of players who can pick the ball up and drive. Sometimes we need that. It changes the game if you've got someone who can pick the ball up and drive with it and open space for players."