‘Shrewd addition’ or the ‘next Michael Silvestre?’
Arsenal fans are torn about their potential new addition, West Bromwich Albion defender, Jonny Evans.
The Northern Ireland centre half, 30, has been linked with the club persistently since the January transfer window where they almost brought the player in, only for a deadline day bid – reportedly £12million – to fall through.
But now that vice-captain, Laurent Koscielny, has been ruled out for at least 6 months, speculation linking Arsenal to return for the ex-United defender this transfer window has been rife.
The Sun report that efforts have been relaunched to bring the want-away player to North London and suggest that Evans could be available on the cheap with the defender rumoured to have a £3million relegation release clause with West Brom.
However even with the discounted asking price, Arsenal supporters are less than convinced that the three time Premier League winner is right for the club.
Gunner’s fans have been busy on Twitter reacting to the rumours and for the most part they are not very keen on the idea of the ex-United man moving to North London.
Here is a selection of the best of what’s being said…
I dont want jonny evans anywhere near this club
— H.D (@hdoyleAFC) May 16, 2018
Wow we really are going for the cheap average defenders😉
— arsenal (@daviehere) May 16, 2018
The next Mikael Silvestre?
— Adi (@adi_juansyah) May 16, 2018
Wow! Smallclub mentality, they got to aim higher that that 😔
— Donny (@SweDonk) May 16, 2018
Jonny Evans isn't the solution sorry….Arsenal needs top class defence reinforcement we have Mustafi already don't add Evans
— Anderson A. (@lilxilva) May 15, 2018
With a £3m relegation clause, Jonny Evans would be shrewd addition for Arsenal, in my opinion. He's remains a very solid defender and has bags of experience that would be vital in stabalising that often shaky defence. Would be very beneficial to the younger defenders. #AFC
— Jonny Bentley (@SportsJonny) May 14, 2018