Sport Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans

23:01  07 january  2018
23:01  07 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Wenger denies Arsenal bid for West Brom defender Evans

  Wenger denies Arsenal bid for West Brom defender Evans The Gunners boss is keen to make moves in the January transfer window, but has not made an approach for the former Man Utd centre-halfArsene Wenger denied Arsenal are close to welcoming another new face to the Emirates Stadium following reports he is keen on a move for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

ARSENAL are close to agreeing a deal with West Brom for defender Jonny Evans . The Gunners are hoping to clinch the signing of the Northern Ireland defender this month as Arsene Wenger looks to finally end his search for a top class signing at the back.

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Jonny Evans from West Brom , according to reports. The former Manchester United centre-back was wanted by Arsene Wenger in the summer but “So there is a scenario that Jonny Evans might move .

Jonny Evans: West Brom defender Jonny Evans © Provided by Goal West Brom defender Jonny Evans

Arsene Wenger denied Arsenal are close to welcoming another new face to the Emirates Stadium, with the Premier League side reportedly keen on a move for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

Evans, a long-term reported Arsenal target, continues to be linked with leaving West Brom, who have not won in the Premier League since August.

Arsenal have already bolstered their defensive options in the January transfer window by bringing in Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina, although Wenger has suggested the 20-year-old could be sent out on loan.

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Wenger told hands off evans . Arsenal have targeted a move for West Brom defender Jonny Evans , but Albion will refuse to sell him, according to The Sun.

Arsene Wenger denies Arsenal on verge of sealing Jonny Evans transfer. The West Brom centre-back has been linked with Arsenal since last summer, while Manchester City have also been mooted as suitors.

And Wenger, whose side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, claims Arsenal are not closing in on Evans.

"No, I cannot give you any news on any transfer because we are not close to signing anybody," the Frenchman said in his post-match press conference.

"We signed a Greek boy [Mavropanos] who looks quite good in training but apart from that, we have not done anything.

"Will we be out there to do something? Yes we will."

Wenger had to watch from the stands due a three-match touchline ban as holders Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup in the third round for the first time in his 22-year reign.

But the 68-year-old denied his absence from the dugout was a factor as managerless Forest completed a famous 4-2 victory at the City Ground.

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Evans , 28, joined West Brom last summer after being told he was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. MORE: Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal defender Mertesacker will not play again this year.

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"No, I wouldn't say that," said Wenger, whose seven titles make him the FA Cup's most successful manager.

"I just think that we were not good enough anywhere, not at the front and not in the middle or at the back.

"We paid for it and they looked sharper, had more chances and that's all I can say. Nottingham Forest had an outstanding performance today. We couldn't fault any individual performance from Forest today.

"It hurts very much. We've won the FA Cup three times in the last four years. On the other end, we don't win the FA Cup every year. It's a difficult competition to win. Of course it hurts very much to go out in the third round."

On having to watch the game from the City Ground's directors box, Wenger added: "Bad. I hate it."

No bids yet for Evans says Pardew .
Alan Pardew says that West Brom have yet to receive an official offer for Jonny Evans. The Albion club captain has been linked with a number of clubs in recent months including Everton, Arsenal and former club Manchester United, and he was heavily linked with Manchester City last summer. The Northern Ireland international has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Hawthorns, and although the club haven’t received an offer yet, Pardew has admitted that the club have made plans for life without Evans. When asked whether West Brom would retain Evans, Pardew said; “It is very much about the bid coming first because there is so much speculation.” “We need to see a bid and we haven’t seen a bid so all I can report is the facts. We haven’t received a bid so Jonny stays here.” Pardew also revealed that the club would have “no problem” with offering a new deal to Evans, but that he would not be involved in potential financial negotiations. He added; “We would give Jonny a new deal – there is no problem about that. I think he is very much aware of that.” “I think it is about the player and the club coming to an agreement. I don’t do that side of the finance but of course we want to keep our best players.” West Brom will need to keep Evans for as long as possible if they are to remain in the Premier League for next season. They are currently on a 20-game winless run in the Premier League, while languishing in 19th place in the league table.

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