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Pulis will reluctantly listen to an Arsenal offer for NI star Evans

Published 20/08/2016

Jonny Evans has been linked with a move to Arsenal
Jonny Evans has been linked with a move to Arsenal

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has admitted Jonny Evans could leave the club this summer for Arsenal if the Gunners table an official offer for the defender's services.

The Northern Ireland international has been linked with a move to Arsenal after the north London side saw centre-backs Per Mertesacker and Gabriel suffer long-term injuries.

Arsenal's other defensive option, Laurent Koscielny, meanwhile sat out Arsenal's 4-3 loss at home to Liverpool last Sunday with Wenger yesterday admitting he may not play the Frenchman against Leicester City today as the defender continues to have an extended break following Euro 2016.

"If Arsenal come in for Jonny we will do it between the clubs," Pulis said yesterday ahead of West Brom's game with Everton this weekend.

"I am not going to sit here and talk about doing a deal with anyone. We want him to stay with us because he's outstanding. He was most probably our best player against Palace.

"The thing is with Jonny, I think he could play anywhere. He reads the game so well, never gives the ball away, was a great addition to the squad and is well respected in the dressing room."

Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said goalkeeper Joe Hart can leave the Premier League club if he asks to.

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