The 26-year-old and his representative have been back and forth with the club over a new deal for months. However, after an extensive meeting with Emery, Wilshere claimed that his departure from the club was because the Spaniard could not promise him a regular berth in the starting line-up.
Wilshere even agreed to sign a financially reduced contract to remain at his boyhood club but insists he needs to be playing regularly at this point of his career.
Reports have linked Wilshere with moves to several Premier League sides in recent months which included Fulham, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Wolves, as well as Serie A trio Juventus, Sampdoria and AC Milan. Wilshere, however, says he will take his time and consider his next move.