Jack Wilshere revealed that former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was fired instead of leaving on his own.
"I was in the last year of my contract, and I spoke with the manager at that time, Arsene Wenger," he told the BBC. Soccer focus.
"And he said that they will not offer me a new deal and that I could leave.
"But at the time I was injured and it was difficult, because I was not in shape and I was not playing, and many teams did not want me to be hurt.
"I want the forwards of my team that have the chances of reaching the goal."
Head of Arsenal Unai Emery
"So I decided to stay and went back to the team and they finally offered me an agreement in January that I was ready to sign, and then Arsene was fired.
"It was strange, everyone was amazed and Per Mertesacker, the captain, said a few words, and I think everyone was in shock.
"It was strange, nobody really saw it coming, but it changed everything, and I wanted to wait to talk to the new manager.
Unai Emery has made major changes to the Arsenal training regime according to Hector Bellerin.
"I think the training has completely changed," he said in today's show.
"Arsene had different views on football that the new head coach has, so obviously it has changed.
"From the gym sessions we had before the training, to the sessions in the field and the race, everything has changed.
"Also the analysis and use of videos is different, all Premier League coaches these days have a different way of looking at football and different ideas.
"A lot of people and people have changed and he wants to give himself the best opportunity for this team to be successful.
Emery is backing Arsenal assassin Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to be a candidate for the Premier League Golden Boot.
The Gabon international came from Borussia Dortmund in January and scored 10 times in his first 13 games for the Gunners.
"I want the forwards of my team to be able to go for the goal, and I want to give them more options to attack," Emery said when asked if Aubameyang could finish the season as top scorer.
"I believe in the quality of these players, and that this combination will improve and improve together."