Arsenal still not ready stump up an extra £2 Million to land target

Arsenal have agreed to shell out £10m for Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, but would not be willing to pay an extra £2m to meet the Welsh side’s valuation of their player, reported The Daily Star.

Williams was originally viewed as a replacement for the underperforming Thomas Vermaelen, but would now be required to fill in for the Belgian who has been forced to take a break of almost three months following a back injury.

Arsenal have offloaded Sebastien Squillaci and loaned Johan Djourou to Bundesliga side Hamburg, leaving manager Arsene Wenger with only Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny as his fit senior centre backs in the Arsenal team for now, making his decision to up his offer for Williams extremely understandable.

Williams though will have to prove his worth to be guaranteed regular playing time following his switch to Arsenal, with Wenger placing his faith in the aforementioned duo of Mertesacker and Koscielny. For the Welshman though this might be the last chance to ply his trade on the big stage as it is unlikely that he will ever see Champions League football at Swansea City.

7 comments to Arsenal still not ready stump up an extra £2 Million to land target

  • I don’t think even £10 million will be enough now to get Ashley Williams to leave Swansea. I think it’s to late for that and maybe if Arsenal offered this sum earlier in the transfer window then I guess they would have gotten their man. It was a myth to say he wanted to leave but he also understand that business is business!

  • nothing is gonna materialize,,,wth arsene and the board continuing the same attitude,no marquee signing s gonna be penned,,how come they be so stingy comparing 8 years trophy drought,,,its disgusting to be an arsnl fan now a days,,,look at higuain,rooney,suarez arsnl cant attract world class players,,,ths s wat we earned other than so called 250mlln euros. what is the use of that money for the club if it is not spend,or is it jst to fill the owners pocket,,we fans are cheated over years by arsene and the board and its hightime we consider quting ths bloody club

  • Charles Chantoo

    I am pretty sure the fee is most likely to go up to 15m because Wenger wasted a lot of time and waited until Thomas V was injured and this mean Swansea has to take advantage of the situation. One thing, forget about the big name signing for Arsenal, it will only happen when the economist is out of that club.

  • ADESEUN WASIU (ADWA)

    Arsene does not ready 2 buy any player he just uses dat rumon 2 calm both fans & existing players not 2 be annoyed & 2 go respetively. But we fans we still remain gunner but we not happy.

  • Steveo

    Adwa, what language are you trying to speak here? “…Does not ready…” ??” Dat rumon ” ? Go support a club in your own country, post about them in your own language and stop pretending to be an Arsenal fan.

  • Godwin John

    Enough of talking, we need action not rumors.

  • reg

    what happens whith the negotiating scouting for players etc when were away in asia? anayone??

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