What Perisic Is Being Forced To Do After Handing In Transfer Request
Gunners boss Unai Emery has been looking to bring the Croatian winger in on a loan move with a view to a permanent deal in the summer.
There are even reports that out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder could be involved in a swap deal for Perisic.
And things are looking positive for the North London club following these reports. Inter manager Luciano Spalletti left the Croatian out of the Inter line-up at the weekend.
But a restricted wage budget is one of the biggest hurdles Emery faces to get this deal over the line. Mesut Ozil currently takes home the second largest pay-packet in the Premier League, worth around £350,000 a week.
Inter are looking for a permanent deal in this window, whereas Arsenal are hoping to bring the winger on-loan, with a view to signing for cash in the summer.
Perisic was influential in Croatia’s runner-up World Cup campaign. England fans will no doubt remember his second-half equaliser in the semi-final.
The Croat has longed been linked with a move to England and the Premier League but previously it was for Manchester United, when they were being managed by Jose Mourinho.
Even now though it seems that his transfer is a long way off because of all the issues that are facing the north London side.
However Emery’s side do look likely to confirm a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez after the two sides reportedly agreed a loan for the move.
Arsenal have generally played better football under their new manager this season but results, as they were under Arsene Wenger, are still inconsistent.
Will Perisic arrive to improve things?