Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are expecting some imminent activity in the transfer market, and it is absolutely certain that we are in dire need of some new defenders as we have been shipping an incredible amount of goals this season which has left us with the worst goal difference by some distance in the Top Six.
We all know that the very slow Per Mertesacker is retiring at the end of the season, and Koscielny and Monreal are both ageing and suffering from regular injuries as well so we need a strong man to help reinforce that area urgently. The Gunners were said to have made a last minute bid to get Jonny Evans from West Brom in the summer after Man City had had a lower bid rejected, and now the BBC is reporting that both clubs have both approached the Baggies again after Alan Pardew announced that a sale could be approved.
Their BBC report said: Arsenal and Manchester City have made contact with West Brom about the potential signing of Jonny Evans.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger may be willing to ask his club to pay £25m to take the 30-year-old Northern Ireland international to Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal have the advantage of knowing the Baggies are interested in their 32-year-old full-back Mathieu Debuchy, who wants regular first-team football.
Wenger has always maintained that strong defenders can always have longer careers than midfielders and forwards, but do you think it would be a good deal to buy the 30 year-old Evans right now for £25m ?