Wilshere’s equaliser shoots Arsenal back to the top


Jack Wilshere scored his first Premier League goal in three years to help Arsenal move top of the table with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

The attacking midfielder saw a shot come off the boot of Jonas Olsson before speeding past home goalkeeper Boaz Myhill on 63 minutes. It was Wilshere’s first goal since a 4-2 win at Aston Villa in November 2010. He had played 54 Premier League matches since his last goal.

It cancelled out Claudio Yacob’s opening goal for West Brom after he rose to power a header into the net from Morgan Amalfitano’s cross three minutes before half-time.

A draw ends Arsenal’s record run of eight successive away wins in the Premier League, but they did not do enough to claim all three points with West Brom producing a stout performance in front of their fans.

Arsene Wenger has the consolation of seeing his side return to the top of the standings on goals scored ahead of Liverpool. Arsenal have 16 points from seven games.

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