Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has disclosed that the club were not in a posture to meet West Bromwich Albion’s valuation for Jonny Evans very last thirty day period.
The Gunners experienced a obvious operate for the Northern Irishman following the Citizens signed Aymeric Laporte on a club-document deal, but they even now failed to match the Baggies’ inquiring price.
Talking to a reporter on BT Activity, Wenger was requested as to why the club could not bring in Evans in advance of the transfer deadline, and he replied: “I explained a lot of times that we did what we preferred to do but not all that we preferred to do. He was not readily available for what we could afford.”
Arsenal succumbed to a 1- defeat at the arms of Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Saturday afternoon, and this sees them 6 details at the rear of fourth-positioned Chelsea, who have a sport in hand.
Wenger’s males even now have a great deal to perform for with the League Cup closing scheduled against Manchester Metropolis later this thirty day period, even though they could nevertheless qualifty for the Champions League by lifting the Europa League title this phrase.