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xGunners: Arsenal linked with Inter’s Ivan Perisic

Arsenal are interested in Inter’s Ivan Perisic on loan with an option to buy, Inter want a sale.

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Arsenal are interested in acquiring Inter’s attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic on loan, with an option to buy in the summer, according to BBC’s David Ornstein.

Inter, on the other hand, would rather look to cash in their 29 year old (like a well run club should, are you paying attention Arsenal), rather than doing just a loan move with the option to buy.

Perisic is a very good player, but it is hard to justify making a move like this looking at the current construction of the Arsenal squad and where they sit in relation to their rivals.

The last thing that Arsenal need at the moment is a good but declining player that will have little resale value when he will need to be replaced in couple of years.

If Arsenal were on the cusp of winning a title, sure, it makes sense to make a move for him. If Arsenal had solid foundation of 22-25 year old attacking players coming into their prime years ready to replace him when the inevitable decline comes, sure, make the move.

Instead, here are Arsenal’s attackers ranked by goals scored this season are 29, 27, 30, 26, 30 and 28 (28 is also leaving on a free transfer).

This is me pleading: commit to a rebuild, and look towards younger players that can be a part of the next great Arsenal team.