Perisic benched by Inter amid Arsenal transfer speculation

Ivan Perisic is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal, and Luciano Spalletti dropped him to the bench for Inter's clash with Torino.

Ivan Perisic has been benched by Inter   -  Getty Images

Ivan Perisic has been left on the bench for Inter's Serie A encounter with Torino amid speculation linking the midfielder with a transfer to Arsenal.

Inter has reportedly rejected a loan offer made for the 29-year-old by the Gunners, whose boss Unai Emery has already confirmed he will only be able to sign players on a temporary basis in January.

But a potential move for Perisic may have edged closer, with Luciano Spalletti having left the Croatia international out of his starting XI for Sunday's visit to Torino.

Perisic starred at Russia 2018 as Croatia made it to its first World Cup final, but his form for Inter has tailed off, with the former Wolfsburg star having netted just three goals across 25 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.

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