Williams looks ready to leave the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea City centre-back Ashley Williams is aiming for a move away from south Wales this summer and Arsenal is his preferred destination, reports the Telegraph.
Williams has been linked with the Gunners before and with the defender approaching his 29th birthday, is believed to be ready for a new Premier League challenge.
The Wales captain has enjoyed two impressive years in the English top flight since Swansea earned promotion in 2011.
However, despite the Swans having qualified for European football next season via their Capital One Cup victory, the 28-year-old is still keen to move on from the Liberty Stadium.
Whilst Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has shown interest in Williams in the past, the Frenchman is unwilling to meet the £10m valuation of the player from his club.
Yet if Arsenal were to pass up on signing the Wales international, two of the defender’s former managers are also waiting in the wings.
Since joining Swansea in 2008 for just £530,000, Williams has played under both Roberto Martinez (who signed him) and Brendan Rodgers – who are now Merseyside rivals with Everton and Liverpool respectively.
Knowing the centre-back well, Martinez and Rodgers would be open to bringing the Swans man in to strengthen their own squads.
Williams only signed a three-year contract in south Wales last year and therefore is unlikely to be allowed to leave for anything less than the £10m asking fee.
Whether the defender gets his dream move to the Emirates Stadium is thought to depend on the movements of Laurent Koscielny and whether the France international is going to decide to stay in north London or not.