This year transfer window has turned out to be the most Arduous for Arsene Wenger, as he has failed to sign almost all his target.
However, Arsenal have been given a green in their pursuit of West Bromwich centre back Jonny Evans after the coach of the club Tony Pulis reveals that they are willing to sell the player to Arsenal but until they sign his replacement.
Arsene Wenger has looked at the Northern Ireland international as a possible solution to his centre-back crisis but is yet to make a bid.
Evans joined WestBrom from Manchester United in a deal worth £8million last summer but Arsenal would need to offer more than £15m now.
Speaking about a possible Arsenal deal, Pulis said:
‘You don’t want to lose your best players, but in football sometimes that happens,’ Pulis said. ‘If it does happens, you need to make sure you know where your replacements are.
‘If Arsenal come in for Jonny, if we do any business we’ll do it between the clubs. I wouldn’t talk here about doing a deal with Arsenal or anybody else.
‘The most important thing is that Jonny is with us and we want him to stay because he’s an outstanding player.
‘Last Saturday, whether it was Townsend or Zaha, and it’s not Jonny’s favourite position playing as a full-back, he was most probably our best player on the pitch.
Evans was impressive against Crystal Palace last weekend and his price tag will be tempting for Wenger who seem to be prudent in the transfer market.