Arsenal Revive Interest In Ashley Williams As Doubts Persist Over Thomas Vermaelen’s Fitness

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Williams is thought to be keen on a move to the Emirates as it would enable him to play Champions League football.

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Arsenal are set to revive their interest in Swansea defender Ashley Williams as they look to ease their defensive worries before the new season begins, the Daily Mirror reports.

Both Thomas Vermaelen and Nacho Monreal could be ruled out for the start of the new season, meaning the Gunners will be light in defence.

To solve that problem, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks set to make a move for Williams, who has been a long term target for the Frenchman.

Initially, the Gunners weren’t prepared to pay Swansea’s £10 million valuation of their captain but the Welsh clubs stance has now softened and reports suggest that they will accept bids of £8.5 million for Williams.

The defender is thought to be keen on a move to the Emirates as it would mean that he would have the opportunity of playing Champions League football, something Williams wants to do while he is at the top of his game.

Several other clubs are known to be interested in the highly rated central defender, with former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers keen on being re-united with his former player at Liverpool.


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