Sport Wenger denies Arsenal bid for West Brom defender Evans

23:30  07 january  2018
23:30  07 january  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans

  Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans Arsenal are not close to completing a deal for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, according to manager Arsene Wenger.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.

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.

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. Hertha Berlin are considering a bid for 21-year-old Arsenal and Germany midfielder Serge Gnabry. (Bild).

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

Arsene 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.

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.

And Wenger, whose side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, claims Arsenal are not closing in on Evans, who has also been linked with Manchester City.

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Arsene Wenger is yet to make a bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans (pictured). Wenger has looked at Evans as a possible solution to Arsenal 's centre-back crisis.

Arsenal have made an enquiry for West Brom defender Jonny Evans though have yet to make a bid . The 30-year-old centre-back is also a target for Manchester City, Everton and Leicester.

"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.

"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."

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