Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere believes that the Gunners should press high up the pitch in the upcoming fixtures, something which has been demonstrated to be effective by the very best teams in the world.

The England international put in a valiant shift against Sunderland as the Gunners obliterated the Black Cats 4-1 in what was a redemption of sorts after their unfortunate 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

The Gunners took the lead as in the fifth minute when Wilshere squared a ball across to Olivier Giroud, who finished with aplomb. Arsenal doubled their lead soon after as Giroud got at the end of a loose ball in the penalty box and guided it past Vito Mannone to complete a brace.

The third goal was a thing of beauty as four players combined to allow Tomas Rosicky time on the ball, who was then opened up by Olivier Giroud with the Czech Republic international dinking the ball over the keeper.

Wilshere, who was limping with a tight hamstring towards the end, believes that such performances increase the morale of the group and giving them some much-needed impetus, as they move in for the kill.

"Even against Bayern, wpe were on top for the first 20 minutes and had a great chance to score but didn't, so we wanted to continue that [against Sunderland], stay high and win the ball back. Once we won the ball back in their half, we always looked dangerous," Wilshere told www.arsenal.com.

"We have some big games coming up, we [need to] continue with the same work ethic off the ball, try to win it back straight away and press them. You see the best teams in the world like Barcelona and Bayern Munich do that and we have to try to do that as well, because when we get in their half we have the players to hurt them," he concluded.