With Arsene Wenger stating that he is working hard to find the right players for Arsenal to sign before the end of the current transfer window, there has been and will continue to be a lot of speculation over which players Arsenal will get and which positions will be strengthened.
Most Arsenal fans are hoping for a quality centre forward and I still think the boss will get one but the most urgent need is clearly for a central defender to help us cope with the long injury absences of Gabriel and Per Mertesacker.
Who this defender will be is anyone’s guess but from the comments of the West Brom manager Tony Pulis I get the impression that the Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans is one of the players Wenger is thinking about. The Baggies boss did suggest that no official move has been made yet but just by talking about Evans and Arsenal he seems to be telling us that there have been enquiries.
And in a Daily Mail report Pulis admits that he would struggle to stop the Gunners from getting the former Manchester United star to come to north London if Wenger was to try.
The Welshman said, “You don’t want to lose your best players, but in football sometimes that happens. If it does happen, you need to make sure you know where your replacements are.
“If Arsenal come in for Jonny, if we do any business we’ll do it between the clubs. I wouldn’t talk here about doing a deal with Arsenal or anybody else.”
I am not convinced that Evans is the answer, but he does have bags of Premier League as well as Champions League experience from his time at Old Trafford and the transfer fee would not be in the ridiculous realms we are hearing about the likes of Mustafi and Gimenez, so do you think Wenger will make his transfer interest more concrete?