Wenger: Abolish January window and restore ‘decency’

Date published: Tuesday 5th September 2017 3:10

Arsene Wenger wants the transfer window to close before the start of the season and not re-open in January to restore some ‘decency’ to the game.

The Arsenal manager does not like to see his players being ‘tapped up in October’ ahead of the window opening again after Christmas.

Having kept Alexis Sanchez this summer, Wenger is clearly bracing himself for more uncertainty ahead of the January window.

Wenger told beIN Sports: “The players who do not play or the players who are tapped up in October they already start again to think where do I go in January. That’s not a way to be on board with a football club. I believe we have to realise that.

“We are here to entertain people and you can do that with people who are really on board together, to achieve something together and not every minute that it doesn’t go well to think ‘where can I go next?’

“I believe that we have to bring some decency (to the game). We all complain today that it (football) has become too much (a) business, but we can do something about it. We have that responsibility in the game.

“The ideal situation would be to have a transfer period that is closed 48 hours before the first game of the championship and to close it completely until after the season.”

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