A lot of people have thought that we should sign a centre back for a while now, last summer I said that if we couldn’t sign a top class striker what we should be doing is investing money in other areas of the side that need it. I thoght that we needed to sign established first team players in the holding midfield role and at centre back. Xhaka solves one of those issues, but in my opinion this summer should have been the time to buy a defender good enough to start for us.
So that’s why a lot of us aren’t happy with the idea of signing Jonny Evans. If I thought that all we needed was a squad player, a third choice, I wouldn’t have a massive problem with this signing. I still don’t think that I’d be wildly keen on it, but I wouldn’t be annoyed. But I think we should have been in the market for someone significantly better than what we already have even before the injuries. Instead it looks like we’re signing an average player who will in the future be a reason for us not to go out and buy a better player for that position.
When Spurs have in recent years gone and got a player like Alderwereild from another PL club for an affordable price I don’t see how any Gooner could really be satisfied with Jonny Evans. It’s not up to scratch.