Arsenal have reportedly joined the race for former Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans.

The defender currently plays for West Bromwich Albion, and has drawn interest from Manchester City as well this window.

According to the Telegraph, City are preparing to make a third bid worth up to £30m for the defender, but Arsenal have entered the running after some poor defensive performances in the opening Premier League games.

Arsenal made a bid for the player last summer, which manager Tony Pulis recently confirmed. Shkodran Mustafi’s future looks uncertain at the Emirates, so the club has been left in pretty desperate need of a new centre-back before the window closes on Thursday.

Arsenal may have an advantage over City in the deal, as West Brom have emerged as an interested party in the potential departure of Gunners’ left-back Kieran Gibbs. I feel that West Brom may be more willing to do a deal if they know that they are getting a player of their own in return.

Last season, Evans made 31 appearances for the Baggies. At 29-years-old, he certainly has a lot of experience. Whether Arsenal are willing to spend big on a player closing in on his thirties is another matter.