Arsenal to hijack deal for Man United star

Although Arsenal have three top central defenders in Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker, the general feeling is that with suspensions and injuries the Gunners could really do with one more talented centre-back. The young Calum Chambers was used early on last season as cover, but his immaturity and propensity to get silly yellow cards saw him drop out of contention in the second half of the season, and it would appear that Wenger is more keen on using him on the right flank.

Well, according to today’s Mirror, Arsene Wenger is set to hijack West Brom’s bid for the experienced Man United defender Jonny Evans. The Baggies are reported to be stalling over the £10m valuation that United want for the out-of-favour 27 year-old. It has been suggested that Arsenal are willing to pay that price for the Northern Irish international to give them more options at the back.

Evans has been given few chances by Louis Van Gaal, having played just 14 League games last season, and he was roundly criticised by Van Gaal after he received a six-match ban following a spitting duel with the Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse last season.

There is no guarantee that he will get to play more if he comes to the Emirates, but he is certainly tough and knows how to win, after winning three Premiership titles under Alex Ferguson.

Who thinks that Evans is a good buy at that price?


    1. yes he does. the article in the mirror is totally BS and has no supporting evidence.

      since when do you believe the mirror?

      Wenger said he wants to only improve the squad. severely doubt we are looking at evans then ahahahahahhahaa

    2. This is madness…. Real madness!… Why don’t we resign squalicii and cygan instead … If we really love trash signings

    3. I think calum has played well in the cb position.. There is no need for a cb, only if we can get a world class one like otamendi or varane

  1. So Ozcan broke first news on Sterling, he got every transfer right, so he said signing of a summer, damn who will come to Arsenal, must be very big cuz all those players that transfered are good.

  2. Pedro and Hazard on the wings will be scary…lets hop Wenger has a gud suprise for us coz it wil be embarasing if we end up with cech only!

  3. Lyon boss on Lacazette: “Things can still change. It is early July. The sooner it is resolved, the better it will be for everyone.”

  4. Let’s be honest, wenger does have a persistent record of buying United garbage . He bought silvester and Danny welbeck for 16 mill who scored 4 prem goals. 4 better than former postman Sanogo in a arsenal shirt. Had wenger added 10 mill on that 16 mill he would probably have got a cf that would have scored 20 prem goals along side girouds 13 goals alongside sanchez 17 prem goals which would equal prem title.
    simple mathematics for all content fans

    1. I’m sorry since when did you people have a direct line to Arsene to know all about his transfer dealings. A week ago the papers had you believing we signed Vidal, how naive and stupid do you have to be to realise the papers fabricate stories so they can sell… If we were going to sign a defender for 10mill why not Virgil Van Dyke who’s buy out clause is 8.5 mill… i don’t think wenger would be that stupid to sign evans over Van Dyke.

      1. Lolx, Are u saying he was stupid for signing 33years old injured kallstrom. I will just keep hoping for a ST and DM. But Wenger is d last person i trust when it comes to tranafer.

    2. Quantity doesn’t necessarily equal Prem title.

      We could go out there and buy ourselves a flat track bully who’d score 10 of his 20 goals against teams in the bottom four, and go missing against Chelsea and anyone else with a highly organised or physical back four. It’s not just the numbers that count; it’s getting goals when they’re desperately needed. That’s one of the true hallmarks of champions.

      Of course, I’m not suggesting that signings like Danny Welbeck are going to win us the title. I’m suggesting that the attacker we (may) bring in should have the talent to pull something out of the hat against virtually anyone. OG may well have scored 20 goals had he played 35 matches last season, but he has fluffed a lot of chances against tight defences. This is precisely what we’d hope to avoid — another player who rarely steps it up against top Prem opposition.

  5. talks between Flamini and Bastia have slowed down & why would he want to leave when he is on 65/w no surprise there

  6. what a BS article
    can this site stop citing garbage from metro and mirror and similar BS sites?
    this is of course if this site wants to be a serious and trustworthy source for arsenal fans

  7. United = Delay and Schweinsteiger
    City = Sterling
    Chelski = Pedro
    Arsenal = Pathetic

    Come on Wenger
    Just get these 5 players. 5 that’s all
    1. Cavani
    2. Benzema
    3. Greizmann or Vargas
    4. Carvalho or Aranguiz
    5. Isco

    Sell Wilshere, Rosicky, Arteta, Welbeck, Cazorla and Oxlade

  8. See how the author uses the word “Hijack” on a mediocre Evans…. Like he’s some rare commodity… Nobody needs this man, even on the last day of the transfer window, he’ll still be available and unwanted

  9. Wenger really needs to go all out for the title this time. He doesn’t have much time left. Let’s get Schneirdelin and put a bid for either Dzeko or Jovetic. We have no time for games.

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