Baggies defender on Gunners radar

Arsenal are being linked with a surprise move for West Brom’s Jonny Evans as Arsene Wenger targets a new central defender.

Arsenal: Baggies defender on Gunners radarArsenal: Baggies defender on Gunners radar

Wenger revealed earlier in the week he may have to strengthen his backline after losing Per Mertesacker for a ‘few months’ and Evans has now emerged as a potential target.

The defender made his name with Manchester United before making the switch to the Hawthorns, and he has gone on to shine in the heart of the Baggies defence.

Wenger needs someone with vast Premier League experience and reports are rife he is willing to pay Albion £15million to lure Evans away before the season gets underway.

West Brom will be reluctant to cash in but a move to the Emirates Stadium, and the chance to play Champions League football again, is sure to appeal to Evans, who may push for a move.

A new striker is still high on Wenger’s wanted list, but so is a new central defender as the injury problems begin to stack up at the back.

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