Reports: Arsenal interested in signing former Manchester United player
What's the story?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been under intense pressure, but there could finally be some good news for the Frenchman as The Gunners have reportedly taken a significant step forward in signing West Brom and former Manchester United star Jonny Evans.
The 30-year-old centre-back has been in fine form for the Premier League strugglers and according to reports in The Metro, Alan Pardew has resigned himself to losing out on his captain.
Manchester City are also said to be interested, but Arsenal are favourites to complete the signing of the former Manchester United man.
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Evans has been continually linked with an exit from West Brom, but the Midlands club managed to hold on to him in the summer window. However, with the Baggies struggling in the Premier League, Pardew has decided to sell Evans and invest the money in some attacking talent to solve their goalscoring woes.
The heart of the matter
Arsenal have already completed the signing of Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos, but with Mertesacker retiring at the end of the season and Mustafi's future uncertain, the signing of Evans could be crucial for Wenger's team.
Experienced at playing in the Premier League and not afraid of getting physical, Evans has been in fine form and will definitely add some much-needed steel to the Arsenal team.
Arsenal definitely need a calm head at the back and Jonny Evans is ideal for Wenger's side.
The former Manchester United man has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season. Although West Brom have struggled this season, Evans has been one of the few bright spots and the potential signing of the 30-year-old will definitely add some fillip to the beleaguered Arsenal fans.