Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams is yet to receive an offer from Arsenal, Swansea claims. Reuters

Swansea have revealed that Arsenal are yet to make contact over highly-rated defender Ashley Williams, with chairman Huw Jenkins insisting the star is in the club's long-term plans.

Williams was reportedly high on the Gunners' list of possible targets when the summer began but Arsene Wenger is yet to purchase any established players in the current transfer market and time is running out to make a firm offer for the 28-year-old.

Jenkins insists that the man who has repelled the Premier League's deadliest attackers on numerous occasions has had no contact from any clubs over his availability this summer.

"We have had no phone calls about any of our players," he said, according to Sky Sports, "and we hope that continues."

Jenkins also insisted that Williams is a particularly important part of the squad, hinting that it would take a large offer from Arsenal to even tempt the Welsh side into parting with their stalwart defender.

"Ash has grown with us. His performances and personality have grown with the club and he is a vital part of our team," he explained.

"He is a big part of our defence and now he is captain as well. He is a good leader to have at the club.

"As always, we want to keep those players and we hope he is with us for many years to come."

Arsenal's lack of activity so far this summer has left fans concerned over Wenger's plans, with the manager shocking the football world by pursuing Luis Suarez after missing out on Gonzalo Higuain.

Starting the season without any incoming transfers after Wenger admitted that the squad were disappointing last season - they finished fourth by just one point over bitter rivals Tottenham - means the manager has a lot to do before deadline day comes to a close.