Jack Wilshere warns critics not to question Arsenal's character
Last Updated: 19/10/17 3:19pm
Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal were unfairly criticised after last weekend's 2-1 loss to Watford and backed the team to return to winning ways quickly.
Watford striker Troy Deeney, who equalised with a penalty in the 71st minute, dismissed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's claims that the spot-kick was to blame for their loss and questioned the north London side's mentality.
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"As a player if your attitude is questioned, it's horrible," Wilshere said. "I look around this team and you can't question our character.
"People try to put us down, they always have. I don't think the comments were justified. When we look back at the game we look back at ourselves and what we did wrong. I don't think we can look back and question our character."
Arsenal, who are sixth in the league, have lost just once in their last eight matches across all competitions and Wilshere believes more victories will soon follow.
"We will move on. We have a game tomorrow (on Thursday) and another big game at the weekend, and we have seen with this team that the players can bounce back quick - and we will do that," Wilshere added.
Arsenal travel to face Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, before a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.