As far as I know, Arsenal legend Lauren never expressed such opinions about Cleverly or Jones, but he believes Evans would be a great signing for Arsenal.
More importantly, did you watch Evans shut down Gareth Bale while playing left back for Northern Ireland in this year’s Euros? Wales ultimately had to move Bale to the other side to go against Gareth McAuley. In fact, Evans had a terrific tournament. And he was very good for West Brom last year as well.
I said two weeks ago (in the Mustafi thread) that it would be a good signing. But then I’m more concerned about what Arsenal actually needs than I am about appearances and name brands.