"The biggest thing for me was getting out and playing men's football. I was comfortable in Arsenal reserves but it wasn't doing much for my career.
"So I decided to take the step to Yeovil and I certainly feel I made the right decision."
On Wilshere, Ayling added: "Jack was destined to be one of best players we ever produced.
"I remember going to watch him at The Emirates when he was only 16. Us lads were sitting there watching our mate doing the stuff he was doing. He was unbelievable but injuries and time out cost him."