Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic

first_imgSpalletti will now try and get Perisic’s mind back focused on Inter (Picture: Getty)On Inter director Beppe Marotta’s decision to go public with Perisic’s transfer request, Spalletti added: ‘I don’t know if it was a good idea or not to say Perisic wanted to leave, but the player received an important proposal and said he was open to it.‘When he realised the offer was not what he thought, he took a step back, but the damage had already been done. Announcing the situation just created tension around him and the team. Now he’s starting to get back in line, but it’ll take a while.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The Italian coach suggested Arsenal’s interest was never really genuine (Picture: Getty)Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has criticised Arsenal’s brief pursuit of Ivan Perisic and says the Croatian winger had been ‘conned’ by the Gunners.Perisic handed in a transfer request when he was made aware of Arsenal’s interest, missing the defeat against Torino and ordered to train by himself, though the north Londoners were only prepared to do a loan deal without a compulsory option to buy.And Spalletti feels Arsenal’s interest was never entirely serious but it still unsettled the 29-year-old winger. Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic Perisic was left out of Inter’s squad to face Torino amid the transfer rumours (Picture: Getty)‘There was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood,’ Spalletti told RAI Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.‘Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.’ Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link619Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

New semester sees increase in Friday class

first_imgUSC’s implementation of the new General Education curriculum, which took effect with this year’s freshman class, has led to an increase in classes. USC students have noticed the changes in class scheduling, particularly in the amount of Friday classes that have been added in several of the University’s departments.The increase in classes is due in part to the need to offer courses to students who are still completing the previous General Education graduation requirements while offering new courses to the incoming class, according to registrar Frank Chang.The Office of the Registrar has been pushing for faculty to begin spreading their courses out across the five-day week to ameliorate the shortage of space and class capacity issues USC has been experiencing.“To offer more courses, the University must use its classroom space efficiently, which means that courses must be offered every day of the week,” registrar Frank Chang said. “A Monday to Friday academic week allows students to spread out their classes, as opposed to having to cram all courses over two or three days.”Some departments have experienced more of an uptick in the amount of Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes that are required for students to complete their major.“This is the most loaded Friday class schedule I’ve had at USC,” said Sophia Gatsios, a senior majoring in international relations.Gatsios noted that some of her friends in the major have shared her experience.“If there aren’t any more options I think people will eventually move into the [Friday] sections and accept them,” she said.The School of International Relations in Dornsife was more receptive to changes in class scheduling. The director, Richard English, said the department has shifted several course sections to Friday.“We’re scheduling the classes and timing them without prejudice,” English said. “We have popular and important classes that are also being scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So in some cases you can’t avoid — if you want to be an IR major — taking some of them.”Though English noted that there has been some initial grumbling from students about enrolling in sections of courses scheduled on Fridays — especially Friday afternoons — he said the department as a whole has not experienced major problems with the changes. This fall, the international relations department has approximately 350 students enrolled in Friday classes and does not anticipate that number decreasing in future academic semesters.“We cannot see any trends [in which] it’s hurting our enrollment or people are choosing other majors or not taking the classes they need because of this,” English said.last_img read more