Pundit suggest Jonny Evans would be better fit for Arsenal than Man City

Phil Babb believes Arsenal would be a better fit for Jonny Evans rather than Manchester City

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Phil Babb believes Jonny Evans would be a better fit for Arsenal rather than Manchester City.

The Northern Ireland international has been attracting interest from the two Premier League giants in the January transfer window after Arsenal and Manchester City failed to land Evans in the summer.

The 30-year-old has a wealth of experience in the Premier League thanks to spells at Sunderland, Manchester United and West Brom, while he was a regular fixture in the Red Devils teams in Europe.

Evans moved to West Brom from Manchester United in 2015 after Jose Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal deemed the experienced centre-half surplus to requirements at the 20-time English champions.

However, Evans’ reputation has only been enhanced at West Brom to attract interest from Arsenal and Manchester City, who are both struggling at the back.

The Premier League leaders are without injury Vincent Kompany and John Stones despite building an incredible lead at the top of the table, while Arsenal have conceded 28 times in 22 games in the English top flight.

Former Liverpool FC defender Babb believes Evans would be a better suited to Arsenal.

“He’s a seasoned pro. He’s done it at Man United and is doing well in a struggling West Brom side,” Babb told Sky Sports News on Tuesday.

“He’s probably a better fit for Arsenal [than Man City]. If you look at recently, Per Mertesacker, never not the most nimble of players, looked to struggle the other night.

“The other guys, [like] Calum Chambers, haven’t really done well enough so I think Jonny Evans would be a good fit for Arsenal.”

Evans won three Premier League titles and won the Champions League during his eight-year career at Manchester United.

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