Peter Hill-Wood has confirmed that Arsenal have made a bid for Everton’s centre-back, Phil Jagielka, but our bid was turned down by the club. It is thought that Arsenal made a bid for £10million for the England defender but Everton by are said to be holding out for £17million.
“We have made a bid for him but they didn’t think it was enough,” Hill-Wood said. “It is very busy but nothing is actually happening.”
There is no doubt that Jagielka would be a good signing for Arsenal as we need a new centre-back. But we all know how cautious Wenger is when it comes to spending large amounts of money. I am sure the he was not even happy with the £10million bid we made as he would have deemed that to be too much. And if Everton want £17million then I cannot see Wenger sanctioning that purchase unless the board over rule him.