By Alex Taylor

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £15million move for Jonny Evans – and their fans on Twitter were unimpressed.

The Mirror claim that Arsene Wenger could move for the now West Brom centre-back in the current transfer window as he seeks to find cover for the injured Per Mertesacker.

The 28-year-old Premier League winner still has three years remaining on his current deal at the Hawthorns but could be tempted by a return to a top-four club.

Evans was integral player for the Baggies last season, featuring in 34 games in all competitions, scoring two goals and providing one assist.

He signed for West Brom for £8million from Manchester United last year but his impressive performances have seen the club almost double his valuation.

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Evans impressed at Euro 2016 and has undoubted pedigree after graduating from the United academy to be a key squad man under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

But Arsenal fans were underwhelmed at the possibility of their club signing the Northern Ireland international. Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:


The defender also has an impressive disciplinary record, receiving no red cards and just four yellow cards in the whole of the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.

If the move were to go through it would represent Arsenal’s second defensive signing in the close-season, having already secured the signature of Rob Holding from Bolton.

In other Arsenal transfer news, Wenger has revealed that he was surprised by new £2million signing Rob Holding after he made his debut against the MLS All Stars.