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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Aug 17, 2013

Ashley Williams attracted by UCL

Swansea captain Ashley Williams has admitted he would be tempted by a move to Arsenal as he wants to test himself at the highest level.

Swansea's Ashley Williams is back on Arsenal's radar.
Ashley Williams will play in the Europa League with Swansea this season.

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The Wales international defender is believed to be a target for Arsene Wenger, who has had a frustrating summer in the transfer market so far.

Although Williams says he is not holding out for a transfer to the Emirates, he believes the prospect of playing Champions League football would be too good to turn down if it was offered.

He told the Daily Mirror: "It's very flattering but you take it with a pinch of salt because you see a lot written and you never know what to make of it.

"I just take it as a compliment. You must be doing something right, whether it's true or not."

He added: "All players with any ambition want to see how high they can get, whether that's with their team -- which has been the case with me at Swansea -- or whatever really.

"If I sat here and said I didn't want to play in the Champions League, that'd be a lie. But I'd never disrespect a team I play for and say, 'that's it, I'm desperate to leave', just after a story in the paper. I'd never do that or think that.

"As professionals, you want to see how far you can go in your career, and competing for titles is where everyone wants to be. However you get there is a different story."

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