Wilshere is getting used to Arteta's style as he continues his comeback.
"He's great," Wilshere said of Arteta. "Tactically, his positioning is the best around. He is not the biggest lad but the amount of balls he wins in the air is good. He has adapted well.
"He's an older player and is great for the younger players. You can talk to him on the pitch and off the pitch.
"I speak to him during the game. I say "Mikel, if you want to go forward I will sit" so there is a good understanding there.
"He knows I want to go forward and get on the scoresheet but he is the same. At Everton he was our most attacking midfielder. There is a bit of both but he lets me go more than he does."