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Swansea City defender Ashley Williams is hopeful of a revived move to Arsenal this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
Williams was on the Gunners' radar last summer, but manager Arsene Wenger ultimately decided against making a move for the centre-back. However, with Thomas Vermaelen possibly set to leave the club this summer and Williams' contract up in a year, the Mail believes Wenger could return for Williams—at the right price.
Williams is keen to test himself at the next level. The paper reports:
At the age of 29, he fears time may be running out for him to join a leading club. His current deal expires at the end of next season and he will resist attempts to extend the contract.
The Wales captain came close to joining Arsenal last summer, holding two meetings with Gunners officials.
But the club’s reluctance to commit any of their transfer funds on a move for Williams prior to landing the big-money signing they had promised supporters delayed the deal.
And the fact that Mesut Ozil did not join until the final hours of transfer deadline day meant Williams’ proposed move collapsed.
Arsenal could yet revive their interest, particularly if captain Thomas Vermaelen asks to leave.