Arsenal have been linked with a move for Manchester United defender Jonny Evans in a deal that would potentially represent one of the shock transfers of the summer, the Mirror reports.
Evans endured a difficult season under Louis van Gaal and has been on the decline since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford in 2013.
The 27-year-old was eventually behind Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo in the pecking order and it would be extremely surprising to see us move for him.
Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem to be interested in a central defender and one quick glance at our squad will explain why. We currently have four central defenders competing for two spots, all of whom are at different stages of their career.
Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are our first choice pairing and the duo are currently in the prime of their careers while Calum Chambers and Gabriel will play an understudy role.
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Gabriel, 24, is yet to reach the prime of his career but has the experience needed to still make a significant contribution for the first team. Chambers is set for a bright future as a central defender which means that we’re fully covered in this position.
The timing of the story above must be noted, as it was published moments after Manchester United announced a deal for Bastian Schweinsteiger. A ploy to send Arsenal fans into a panic rage to drive hits?