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Arsenal, Manchester City to battle for West Brom defender Jonny Evans?

Arsenal, Man City to battle for Evans?
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Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly ready to do battle for West Bromwich defender Jonny Evans in the January transfer window.

Arsenal and Manchester City have reportedly signalled their intent to renew their interest in West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans.

During the summer, both clubs were keen to sign the Northern Ireland international after he had helped the Baggies sit in eighth place in the Premier League table for much of the campaign.

Evans eventually stayed at The Hawthorns and remains a key part of Alan Pardew's side but according to The Sun, the Gunners and City are ready to launch bids in January.

Pardew is ready to offer Evans a new contract with a pay-rise, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is allegedly hoping to lure the 29-year-old to the Emirates Stadium with the guarantee of first-team football.

As far as City are concerned, Pep Guardiola sees Evans as an alternative to Vincent Kompany and while starts may be more limited in the North-West, the former Manchester United man is said to be keen on joining the top-flight leaders.

Evans has 18 months remaining on his contract at West Brom.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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