Arsenal are reportedly ready to sign Ashley Williams from Swansea for the 20th time this decade as we supposedly hunt for a Per Mertesacker replacement.

The centre-back has been on our radar, if the media are to be believed, for years and apparently we’re ready to move for the 31-year-old again this summer.

SWANSEA, WALES – APRIL 09: Ashley Williams of Swansea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at Liberty Stadium on April 9, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The likelihood of us signing the player now is slim to none. Nothing against him, but I don’t see us actually letting Per go and although Williams isn’t awful, I fail to see what would have suddenly made us want him so badly. What’s more, is that we’re allegedly ready to pay £20m for him, which is a little steep. Although he’s Premier League ready, I don’t see us spending that much money on him.

If we were buying him as a squad player, then I’d be all for it. We need more defenders and he’s not terrible but it doesn’t seem likely.