Ian Wright urges Arsenal to sign proven 30-year-old this month

Ian Wright discusses the reports linking Arsenal with a move to sign Jonny Evans from West Brom this month

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
ian wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright has urged Arsenal to try and complete a deal to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window.

The Gunners have been linked with a possible move to land the 30-year-old defender this month as Arsene Wenger considers shoring up his rearguard options.

Arsenal were also linked with a move to sign the Northern Ireland international last summer but a switch failed to materialise for the former Manchester United star.

Former Arsenal star Wright says he would love to see Evans sign for Arsenal this month, but admits the defender is likely to choose a move to Manchester City if it came down to a choice between the two clubs.

Speaking on The Debate on Sky Sports, Wright said: “At the end of the day, I get the link with Evans and Arsenal.

“He is a capable and experienced player. He has enough skill and composure. He is good in both boxes.

“[But] you look at Arsenal with players wanting to leave, nowhere near the top four and going out of the FA Cup, then you look at Man City.

“It [City] would be an exciting place to go to at this stage of the career. I’d go to Man City.”

Arsenal have not yet made any signings this month as Wenger considers adding to his squad in the mid-season window.

The north London side are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table as they chase Champions League qualification following the disappointment of their fifth-placed finish last term.

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign under Wenger, but they have won the FA Cup in three of the last four seasons.

MORE: Latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Wimbledon 2018
The Sport Review
Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic wins his fourth against Anderson – but No13 is extra special
The Sport Review
10 goalkeepers Liverpool FC could sign in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
Exclusive
The Sport Review
Exclusive: Man United to cool interest in Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld
The Sport Review
Insider confirms Liverpool FC in discussions over world record move for Alisson
The Sport Review
Souness urges Mourinho to make 29-year-old third Man United signing