There are reports that Arsenal has dropped their interest in Swansea’s Ashley Williams and instead are now focusing on signing Williams’ team mate Chico Flores. Arsenal have been on the trail of Williams for the past 2 seasons with reports of Arsenal actually bidding for him in the just concluded window. The said bid, a 6 million pounds bid was rejected by Swansea who want 10 million pounds for their captain.
In a twist of events, it is said that Wenger now wants Williams’ team mate Chico Flores who is equally as good but will come at a cheaper price as the gunners look for another central defender. According to the reports in France this morning, Wenger has sent his scouts of watch the Spanish a couple of times and based on what they have reported back to him so far, the French man is happy and is very likely to make a move for the defender come the January transfer window.
Arsenal currently have 3 central defenders with pundits and fans believing the gunners need one more central defender as many are of the believe that 4 centre backs are needed to see through a 9 month season.