Ashley Williams: Bad news for Arsenal and Liverpool?

Recent comments from Swansea City defender Ashley Williams suggest he’s not looking to leave the club any time soon.

Ashley Williams has been linked with high profile moves to Arsenal and Liverpool because he’s a typically no nonsense defender, arguably the best of that current breed in the Premier League.

As reported in the Daily Star;

“Can we keep the squad together? Hopefully. We've got a good squad here, we get on really well, we enjoy playing.”

Sensible comments and comments that suggest Williams is not thinking about jumping ship at the end of the season. The basis of keeping the squad together relies an awful lot on his presence in the team.

“Is this the stability we need now? I think so. When we first got promoted, we just wanted to survive.”

That stability he speaks of comes from the fact that Michael Laudrup has signed an extension to his contract which means he should be Swansea boss until at least 2016.

Again, that stability of the current Swansea side could be thrown up into the air by the fact Williams may leave, the captain and arguably the best defender in the Swans’ squad.

“We're going to try and establish ourselves as a Premier League club. We have a good manager and a good club, the infrastructure's looking sound.”

In that case, there doesn’t really seem like a lot of reason for him to go anywhere else. Especially as Swansea will be playing European football next season.

That is also something that Arsenal and Liverpool could offer him but he seems like a journey man, someone who wants to stick with Swansea through thick and thin.

Something is going to have to change if he’s to leave, that or Arsenal and Liverpool will have to come up with very competitive bids and personal terms to get him to even start thinking about leaving Wales.

Will he stay or go? Let us know what you think.

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