Arsenal are linked with a move to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion this summer.
The Gunners lost Per Mertesacker to injury in recent weeks, forcing the club to reconsider their defensive options coming into the new season, with the German expected to miss the opening five months of the campaign.
A number of defensive targets have been linked with Arsenal this summer, and young centre-back Rob Holding has already been joined the ranks, but with the former Bolton youngster not expected to hold an important first-team role this term, another addition is now expected.
Mertesacker shared his CB role with Gabriel last season, with neither overly impressing, and another defensive arrival was wanted by the fans before the injury to the 31 year-old.
Kostas Manolas has been strongly linked with a switch to the Emirates this summer, but we are now believed to have turned our attention to former Sir Alex Ferguson favourite Jonny Evans.
The Northern Ireland international left Manchester United 12 months ago in a £6 Million deal, and his value is believed to have more than doubled in that time, and the Gunners are claimed to be eyeing a £16 Million bid to retain his services for the coming term.
Personally, he is not the type of player who I would enjoy to see playing for our club, but Sir Alex was keen on his ability, and maybe he could prove to be a clever signing.
He has worked alongside some very clever defensive stars in previous years, including Nemanja Vidic and Gary Neville, and could well bring some much needed experience into our young squad also.
Would you be happy to see Evans come in to shore up our defence? Could he earn a place ahead of both Calum Chambers and Gabriel in the coming months?