By Nik Brumsack

Jack Wilshere was delighted with Arsenal’s attacking display in the 7-3 win against Newcastle - and says the team could have scored even more.

Theo Walcott’s hat-trick, along with an Olivier Giroud brace and further strikes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, fired Arsenal to a sensational victory at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Wilshere admits the team had to dig deep to win after thrice relinquishing the lead against Alan Pardew’s men.

“We are disappointed with the goals we conceded but we showed great character and to score seven goals in the Premier League is great,” Wilshere said. “We could have had 12.

“We are on a run now and we have to keep it going. We have an important game coming up on Tuesday.

“It was a strange game. After the first half we would have taken a 2-1 or 3-1 but it opened up and it played into our hands.

“This is an important time in the Premier Legaue. We have won four on the trot. If we can win on Tuesday then we will be in a great position. We can’t get carried away but we are in a good position.”

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31 Dec 2012