Arsenal have begun talks to sign Swansea City central defender Ashley Williams. That's according to a report from Goal.com, stating the Gunners are discussing a deal with Williams' agent.
Williams has been linked with Arsenal more than once this year and certainly answers a need. Arsene Wenger's squad lacks a physically dominant centre-back.
Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Thomas Vermaelen have each had their issues this season. Vermaelen has lost his place in the starting 11, after a batch of reckless performances.
Koscielny has been an able deputy, but struggled during the first half of the season. He was guilty of a series of high-profile blunders.
Mertesacker has perhaps been the most reliable. Yet the Germany international still has problems thanks to a lack of quickness and agility.
The problem is Arsenal's primary three centre-backs can often be overpowered. Koscielny was toyed with by Manchester City's Edin Dzeko at the Emirates Stadium in January.