The Gunners had to fight hard to earn the 2-1 win.
âWeâve started badly in the past few games but we started well here,â Wilshere told arsenal.com. âI think we needed that. If weâd gone 1-0 down, it could have been a whole different game.
âWe knew we had to start well and Santi got a great goal. We pushed on from there. They caught us on the counter but we showed great character in the end.
âWhen youâre 1-0 up, youâre not comfortable and need that second goal to give you a cushion. We didnât get it and Villa kept pressing and pressing. They hit us on the counter and got the goal. We had a corner and then they scored so we have to look at that.
âWeâre on quite a good run in the league. To keep that going, we have to forget about the disappointments we have had in the cup and in midweek and push on in the league now.
âWe have to keep this run going. Weâve got a big game next weekend. Itâs big for us, big for the fans and as a player, those are the games you want to be involved in. We know what we have to do and we have to step up.â