Wilshere aims to give Wenger "headache" after his goal - FCNaija

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/12/2017

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says he expressed his joy and happiness to have scored his first goal in two-and-a-half years in Thursday's final Group H of the Europa League encounter at the Emirates Stadium and he is happy to have given manager Arsene Wenger "a headache".

Gunners whitewashed BATE Borisov 6-0 with goals from Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, own goal from Denis Polyakov, Olivier Giroud, Mohamed Elneny, and Wilshere.

UEL: Wilshere oversees Arsenal assault on BATE without Iwobi

The 25-year-old, who has endured several injury-hit years, is yet to make a single Premier League start this season and has only appeared three times off the bench having featured in all of Arsenal six Europa League games so far.

"It's a bit of a relief [that I scored]," the England international told BT Sport after the game.

It's one of those games - it didn't mean anything because we had topped the group. It's one of those games you need to be in the right mind - we enjoyed it. We're happy to go into the next round.

"All we can do when we get our opportunity is give the manager a headache."

Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth and has made only three Premier League starts for the Gunners since November 2014 mostly due to his injury troubles.

Arsenal returns to Premier League fixture against Southampton at Saint Mary on Sunday early kick-off as Wilshere is pushing for starting role for Gunners.