Arsene Wenger: No agreement with West Brom for Jonny Evans

Arsene Wenger: No agreement with West Brom for Jonny Evans

Arsene Wenger: No agreement with West Brom for Jonny Evans

Evans is thought to favour a move back to the north west of England, where his family are based.

Mike Phelan believes Arsenal could tempt Jonny Evans to the Emirates Stadium if Arsene Wenger meets West Brom's asking price.

Arsenal are reportedly ready to spend £25m on Evans (with Mathieu Debuchy potentially moving as part of the deal) but the West Brom defender is also a target for Manchester City.

Evans had only to accept terms and pass the medical to become an Arsenal player but for a player of Evans age, the allure of playing for the best club in the Country was something that was obviously too hard to ignore.

Evans joined West Brom from United for £6m in August 2015.

However, City are believed to have entered the race for Evans' signature, and Wenger admits any move the Gunners make for the centre-back would be "second best" to what the Abu Dhabi-rich Citizens could offer.


"It's quite simple. Our offensive game has been outstanding but defensively we have not had the stability that we need to have to win the games", Wenger said.

"We don't have an agreement with anybody". Jonny is a top player, other clubs were interested in him in the summer.

"I don't know if Man City is in for anybody".

"But we know that if the decision comes down to the financial point of view, we'll be second best to Manchester City".

Sources have also told ESPN FC that City could conclude a deal for Sanchez by the end of the week but, while Wenger indicated that there had not yet been a bid, he suggested Arsenal could cash in on the Chile forward this month.

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