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Arsenal Fans React As Summer Target Set To Sign An Improved Deal [Telegraph]

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager looks on during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Tracking Arsenal’s transfer activity over the summer was akin to going on a holiday that started off really well and then went horrifically wrong before some late events conspired to give it an upbeat finale.

However, there’s little escaping the fact that a number of high profile footballers turned down the opportunity to join Arsene Wenger’s squad for the 2016/17 Premier League campaign.

Rumours are already well underway about who the Frenchman might aim to recruit in January; however, it appears that at least one of the club’s summer targets is now set to commit his future to his current team – having been astonishingly linked with the north London club late last month.

However, it’s doubtful that supporters will be too unhappy at this news.

Who are we talking about? None other than West Brom’s Jonny Evans…

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Tuesday’s Telegraph reports that, in spite of the interest from Arsenal, the defender will earn himself a nice pay rise and contract upgrade in order to keep further suitors at bay in the immediate term.

Arsenal, of course, eventually landed German international Shkodran Mustafi – along with Rob Holding – to strengthen their defensive options but were believed to have at least made an enquiry about Evans’ availability, when a deal for the former looked like it might fail at the last minute.

Evans, for his part, registered another sterling display in the colours of Northern Ireland on Sunday evening and is considered a prized, not-for-sale asset at the Hawthorns. Arsenal fans, no doubt, will be relieved if the former Manchester United man stays exactly where he is…

And, of course, there is always a flip side…

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