Arsenal have made a fresh approach to West Bromwich Albion for the signature of centre-back Jonny Evans, according to a report.
An article in The Times states that the Gunners have returned for the coveted defender but face a battle with Manchester City.
Arsene Wenger’s side have struggled defensively this season with their issues there for all to see as they went out of the FA Cup on Sunday after conceding four goals against Championship opposition, Nottingham Forrest.
It is thought the 30-year-old could be available for a fee of around £25million and Wenger could offer Mathieu Debuchy as part of the deal.
It is said that Arsenal have the advantage over Man City in the race for Evans.
Football Insider verdict:
The Gunners are in dire need of help at the back and Evans could certainly bring a degree of stability to Arsenal’s defensive woes. With Laurent Koscielny injured, Wenger is lacking in real quality and assuredness, therefore this is a signing the north Londoners need to make. As for Evans, he would undoubtedly be quids in if he opted for Manchester over London, but he would also struggle to get minutes under his belt with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi ahead of him. At 30-years-old and likely in the twilight of his career, we reckon he will finally make the switch to the Gunners.
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