Arsene Wenger: Arsenal can't compete with Man City on Jonny Evans

Dean Simpson
January 10, 2018

Unflavoured by numerous Arsenal faithful, Wenger has tabled a bid believed to be somewhere in the region of £25million but Manchester City's interest has certainly added extra spice to the proceedings.

Evans was linked with a move to Manchester City and Arsenal last summer, but West Brom managed to convince the former Manchester United defender to continue at the Hawthorns.

A report in The Sun suggested that the Northern Irishman is on the verge of a switch to the Emirates Stadium, but Wenger has denied that such a move is about to take place. Will we be out there to do something?

Both City and Arsenal were said to have bid for the player during the summer. "I think the best thing is not to talk", he said.

Speaking at his news conference ahead of Wedenesday's League Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Wenger conceded a battle for Evans with Man City would only end up with one victor. It is also reported that Manchester City are sniffing around the 30-year-old centre half.

Other Premier League clubs are also interested in Evans but can not match the lure of European football for a player who was on the bench for Manchester United's Champions League final defeat by Barcelona in 2009.

"I don't know what is their policy".

"But we know that if the decision comes down to the financial point of view, we'll be second best to Manchester City". He knows he can have those conversations (about a new deal) with us.

Arsenal face Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow at Stamford Bridge.

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