As the rumour linking Arsenal with a move for West Brom’s Jonny Evans refuses to go away, you will no doubt be delighted to hear that Tony Pulis will not sell him.
I didn’t think I would ever have occasion to thank the Orc Master in Chief, but if this is true, we might have to send him a gift basket of sheep heads or something.
This rumour first popped up in January and we laughed. Hard. When it surfaced again this summer, we had exactly the same reaction, especially when we were reportedly going to pay £15m for the pleasure of sigining him according to reports across the country.
We weren’t laughing when we started to see reports claiming Arsenal were scouting him and only started again once we realised Pulis wouldn’t be budging on his position.
Of course, it’s possible that the player could try and force a move but hopefully he realises everyone is far better off if he just stays where he is.