Reports say that the Gunners are keeping an eye on Evans to land in the team before the Transfer Window closes
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says that Gunners are in the race to capture Jonny Evans as the player could play in one of the top four Premier League clubs. Arsenal is craving for defenders as Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are marked as injured. Boss Wenger is now left with a choice of Laurent Koscielny, Calum Chambers and Rob Holding at the back.
The 28-year-old was a part of the Green Army at Euro 2016 and O’Neill belives the ex Manchester United center-half can still be a man to star in the upcoming games.
"Jonny was outstanding in France. He can switch in and out of systems.” Said O’Neill
“He's a top-level player and could play in a top-four Premier League club. The interest from Arsenal doesn't surprise me."
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has no desire to sell Evans but admitted the Baggies could lose the 28-year-old.
"The most important thing is that Jonny is with us and we want him to stay because he's an outstanding player,"
“You don't want to lose your best players, but in football sometimes that happens.
"If it does happens, you need to make sure you know where your replacements are." concluded the Northern Ireland boss.
Tony Pulis, West Brom head coach did not want to leave Jonny Evans but admitted that it was tough to keep the player.
"The thing is with Jonny, I think he could play anywhere.
"He's very well respected within the dressing room, he's a lot quieter than a Fletch (Darren Fletcher) or people like that but he does his work and he gets tremendous respect because of the way he plays." said Pulis.