Arsenal plan shock Jonny Evans move as Arsene Wenger attempts to plug hole with £15million defender

Arsene Wenger is planning a shock £15million move for West Brom’s Jonny Evans .

The Arsenal boss needs top-quality cover at the heart of his defence – and he has zeroed in on the Northern Ireland international.

Wenger has been rocked by news that Per Mertesacker will be missing for up to four months after he was injured in a pre-season friendly against Lens.

Evans enjoyed an impressive first season at the Hawthorns since joining from Manchester United for £8m last year.



He quit Old Trafford in search of regular first-team football and has featured at both centre-half and left-back for Baggies boss Tony Pulis.

Evans capped that with a series of assured displays at Euro 2016, as Northern Ireland beat the odds to reach the last 16 before being beaten by Wales.

The 28-year-old made 34 appearances for the Baggies last campaign and has also attracted the attention of Bournemouth.

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