It was Wilshere's fifth game since returning in the win over QPR on October 27, and the manager claimed he was only a matter of weeks away from replicating the performances that took English football by storm before his lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Frenchman said: "In our last game against Tottenham after 60 minutes, Wilshere lacked a bit of petrol. I didn't feel that tonight. He's not far away now from being at his best but I must still manage him, not overload him with too many games.
"I am pleased for Jack because after such a long time out it is great to see him getting stronger and stronger. He had a difficult start in the game tonight but after the goal he was, of course, more confident."