By Giuseppe Muro

Jack Wilshere has urged Arsenal to show they can cope with opponents who sit deep and play on the break at Emirates Stadium.

Arsène Wenger's side struggled to break down a well-organised West Bromwich Albion side in their last home game and looked vulnerable to the counter-attack during their shock 3-2 defeat.

Birmingham City may look to adopt a similar approach when they travel to north London on Saturday and the midfielder and his team mates will be working hard for a good performance against Alex McLeish’s side.

“Teams come to Arsenal and hope to catch us on the counter-attack. It worked that day [against West Brom] and we have to learn from that,” he told

“We have to show we can deal with that and get a result on Saturday.

“It [the West Brom defeat] was just one of those days where we started slowly and we got punished.

“I think we learned from it straight after because we went out to Serbia and got a good win and then we played well against Chelsea. So I think we learned from it and hopefully we can get a result [against Birmingham].

“It’s an important game because you have to get three points in every game.”

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14 Oct 2010