Menu

Ideal Per Mertesacker Replacement? Arsenal Target Should Be Playing At ‘Top Six Club’, Argues Robbie Savage

Could the Swansea captain leave in the summer?

Robbie Savage has described Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams as a ‘top six player’, and claims the central defender will move on to a bigger club at the end of the season.

READ MORE:
Swansea news
(Video) Burnley 0-1 Swansea City Premier League Highlights: Kieran Trippier Own Goal Enough to Secure Away Win for Garry Monk’s Side
Our Five Winners From Saturday’s Premier League Action – Including Man United Ace & Liverpool Target

Savage heaped the praise on the 30-year-old, believing Williams to be one of the best defenders in the Premier League, who only last July committed his future to the Swans by signing a new three year contract.

“I’m surprised Ashley Williams is not playing for a top six side,” Savage told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I think Ashley Williams is a leader, he’s good on the ball, defends the near post very well and wins headers,” he continued.

“I’ll be surprised if he’s there next year. Do I think he’ll be there next season? If I was a top club I would buy him.”

The Wales captain was the subject of a £4m bid from Sunderland last summer, before signing a new deal. While Arsenal and Liverpool have also expressed their interest in recent seasons, but such rumours have diminished.

Arsene Wenger must surely consider a serious move for the accomplished Premier League defender, particularly with Per Mertesacker continuing to put in unconvincing performances for the Gunners in central defence.

More Stories Arsenal FC Liverpool FC Swansea City FC