Jack Wilshere scored his first Premier League goal in three years to help Arsenal move top of the table with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
The attacking midfielder had been heavily criticised by manager Arsene Wenger after newspaper images emerged of him smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub earlier in the week, but was quick on the draw as he saw a shot come off the boot of Jonas Olsson before speeding past home goalkeeper Boaz Myhill on 63 minutes.
It was Wilshere’s first league goal since a 4-2 win at Aston Villa in November 2010. He had played 54 Premier League matches since his last goal.
It cancelled out Claudio Yacob’s opening effort for West Brom after he rose to power a header into the net from Morgan Amalfitano’s cross three minutes before half time.
A draw ends Arsenal’s record run of eight successive away wins in the Premier League, but they did not do enough to claim all three points with West Brom producing a stout performance in front of their fans.