By Chris Harris

Jack Wilshere is not obsessed by improving his scoring record - but he'll imitate the best to add goals to his game.

The 20-year-old was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday night to convert Olivier Giroud's header and give Arsenal the lead in their Champions League game against Montpellier.

That was Wilshere's fourth goal in 69 first-team appearances and, according to Arsène Wenger, the midfielder used to be concerned that he hadn't carried his prolific academy form into the senior team. But Wilshere is more relaxed about scoring these days.

"I think the main thing is not to be obsessed by it," he told Arsenal Player. "I don’t want to be finding myself as a striker in every game. My role in the team is to defend and attack. I have to do both sides.

"I have to get in the box and on Wednesday night the ball fell for me nicely. How many times that happens in a year, I couldn’t tell you.

"For example, against Tottenham, when I broke through I could have shot earlier so I’m working on things like that. I’m watching [the game] afterwards and I’m analysing.

"You’ve got to watch the greatest, like Gerrard and Lampard, because their goalscoring records are up there with the best. You’ve got to watch players like that and you’ve got to work on it in training as well."

Watch the full interview with Jack on Arsenal Player

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
23 Nov 2012