Arsenal midfielder Alex Song believes that while Arsenal may be on an upwards curve, they still need inspirational playmaker Jack Wilshere back from injury as soon as possible to bolster their chances of silverware this season.

The Gunners have responded to their terrible start to the season in emphatic fashion, extending their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, but have had to do it largely without Wilshere, who has yet to play a game this term.

Song was heavily involved in the victory at the Emirates Stadium over Dortmund and set up Robin Van Persie’s opener against the Bundesliga outfit, but while the Cameroonian international has formed a successful midfield partnership with Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta he believes that Wilshere’s return, penciled in for January, will only improve the team.

"Jack is a very good player. We need everyone," he told Arsenal’s official site. "When we have everyone in the team we are stronger and more confident. We need every player because we have a lot of games.

"We don’t just think about if Jack is coming back. Everybody has their job to do in the team. I hope Jack will come back soon and Bacary (Sagna) as well and when everybody comes, we will see Arsenal playing.

"Jack is a good player, we have good players in the team and everybody is just trying to do their job. We never know who starts the game – the boss makes the choice.

"Today I am very happy and I am very lucky to have good players around me and when Jack comes back he will be welcome in the team. It will be really good for us."

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