Ashley Williams was one player who was constantly in link with Arsenal a season ago especially after he hit van Persie with the ball on his neck. Arsenal have had a strong defensive partnership this season with Koscielny and Mertasacker proving to be vital for their cup win resulting in an end to the trophy draught. But Arsenal have no solid replacement as Vermaelen has been in not so good form.
With Bacary Sagna’s exit from the Emirates imminent, it makes sense to go for a solid center back and Ashley Williams is one of them.
Metro has revealed that, Wenger has reignited his interest in the defender following talks between Swansea and Williams which resulted in the latter rejecting the offer of a new contract and asking for a move away from the Liberty Stadium.
The Swansea star’s current contract is up in 12 months’ time, but he is said to have told chiefs at his club that he will not pen a new deal after that. This means that the Swans now face the predicament of either consenting to his sale this year, or losing him for nothing once next summer rolls around.