Date: 23rd January 2018 at 12:29pm
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Arsenal have been handed a lifeline in their pursuit of Jonny Evans.

The West Brom defender has been a target of the Gunners for some time. Reports claim Arsenal have a free run at signing Evans with Man City now turning their attention to other targets.

Pep Guardiola is suggested to be keen on AtleticBilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim.

It’s a boost for the Gunners as they aim to rectify their defensive frailties this season.

Recent reports claim Evans will be available for just £3m in the summer if West Brom are relegated. Alan Pardew’s side are currently 19th in the Premier League and three points from safety.

The Baggies want £20m-plus for the 30-year-old but they could lose out big time if they don’t stay up.

Gooners, would you be happy for Evans to join? Let us know in the comments…