Evans is not the centre-back Arsenal need this summer

As reported by The Mirror, Arsenal are interested in signing Jonny Evans this summer as they look to make big changes to their faltering defensive line.

What’s the story?

The upcoming transfer window is a massive one for the Gunners, with an incoming manager set to put his own stamp on the squad and changes badly needed if they’re going to compete for major honours next term.

One name that could be arriving at the Emirates is West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, according to The Mirror.

The paper reckon that Arsenal are interested in making a £3m move for the 30-year-old as part of a plan to sell Shkodran Mustafi and replace him with a trio of central defenders.

Would he be a good signing?

Although it’s tempting to pick the bones of relegated sides for budget deals when they drop down into the Championship, it’s often important to remember that those teams are relegated for a reason.

Evans may not be the worst offender at the Baggies this term, but he did play 28 of the 38 games that resulted in his team finishing rock bottom of the table.

Arsenal should have their sights set on bigger things and Evans isn’t the top six calibre player that they need to compete with the likes of Manchester City, United and Liverpool next season.

As back-up, it’s not the worst idea in the world, but the Gunners need first team quality arrivals this summer.