Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels Jack Wilshere is happier in a deeper midfield role.

For the draw with Sunderland, Wilshere struggled to impose himself on the game at first but was more influential once he'd reverted to his usual role after Denilson went off with 28 minutes left, setting up a golden chance for substitute Marouane Chamakh in the latter stages.

"I think at the moment Jack prefers to play a bit deeper because he likes to have the game in front of him where he can have little bursts to make the difference," Wenger told

"I feel as well he's given a lot and you could see that on Saturday."

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