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BBC journalist: Arsenal made £25m bid for 29-year-old on deadline day

Arsenal made a £25m bid to try and sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion on transfer deadline day, according to BBC reporter Simon Stone.

The Gunners were linked with a host of players as the transfer deadline approached, but they ended up not bringing in any new faces despite selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.

Arsenal were reportedly interested in bringing 29-year-old defender Evans to The Emirates to bolster their rearguard options on deadline day.

And BBC journalist Stone has reported that both Arsenal and Leicester made late attempts to try and tempt the Baggies into selling the Northern Ireland international.

Stone told BBC Sport: “West Brom turned down offers of around £25m from both Leicester and Arsenal yesterday.”

Arsenal ended up only making two major signings this summer after having brought in defender Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Gunners are already under intense pressure this season after having lost two of their opening three Premier League games, to leave them in 16th place in the table.

Arsene Wenger’s men will bid to get back to winning ways after the international break when they take on Bournemouth at The Emirates in front of their home fans on Saturday 9 September.

The Gunners finished fifth in the Premier League and won the FA Cup last season.

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