Arsene Wenger has claimed that Arsenal won’t get drawn into a bidding war with Manchester City over the transfer of Jonny Evans (via Arsenal.com).
The transfer window is now in full flow but clubs have just three weeks remaining to make deals before it closes once again.
Arsenal are yet to do any business at the first-team level but there are rumours aplenty about potential ins and outs.
One player strongly linked with a move to the Emirates is former Manchester United defender, Jonny Evans currently of West Bromwich Albion.
The 30-year-old is seen by many big clubs including Manchester City as a potential defensive option and now, Arsene Wenger has spoken about a potential bidding war for the Northern Irishman.
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“Again, there is nothing to say,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference. “All that would only be philosophical to talk about it. As long as we don’t have any agreement with anybody, I believe the best is not to talk.
“I don’t know if Man City is in for anybody. I don’t know what their policy is. Financially, if the decision comes to finances with Manchester City, we know we will be second best. That is well known.”
It’s no secret that Manchester City can offer players and clubs more money than Arsenal can but whether their interest in Jonny Evans is genuine or not remains to be seen. He’d be a sound addition to any big side but not for the reported £30 million.