Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals he wants to scrap the January transfer window so players can concentrate on their season.
Wenger spoke to beIN Sports and discussed how the transfer window can be an unwanted distraction.
“What’s happening now is that the transfer window is closed. September will be okay. The players who are tapped up in October, they already start to think: ‘Where do I go in January?’
“That’s not the way to be on board with the football club. We are here to entertain people. You can do that with people who are on board together, with people who want to achieve something together.
“Not with people who, when things don’t go well, think: ‘Where can I go next?’.”
Players who may not have moved in the summer will attempt to force a move in January.
Wenger added: “The ideal situation would be a have a transfer period that is closed 48 hours before the first game of the Championship and to close it completely until the season after.”
The topic of transfers has been in the spotlight ever since the big moves of the summer, and with it talks of FFP and the length of the summer transfer window.
There have also been discussions regarding setting a summer transfer deadline for all the major championships (Serie A, Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga) that would end the moment the first match is played by one of the top leagues. However, this is a major reform which will take a long time to change.