Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls for transfer window to be scrapped

30 January 2009 04:03
Arsenal

manager Arsene Wenger says he is sick and tired of the transfer window and wants it scrapped altogether.

Wenger is still trying to secure a deal for Zenit St Petersburg playmaker Andrei Arshavin but says the whole business of buying players in January is wearing thin.

He said: 'I do not like the January window. It seems to be more about players who might come in other than the ones you already have.



Hate it: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a harsh critic of the transfer window

'It is not a great help. Some players are cup tied and cannot play certain competitions. If a player moves to another Premier League club, then why should he not be cup-tied in the Premier League [like he would be in Europe]?'

Wigan manager Steve Bruce is another manager who opposes the month-long window and the FA are set to discuss whether or not to ditch the idea.

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Wenger is in favour of axing the window and says something needs to be done about how players move between clubs during the season.



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'The logic [with the transfer window] is not right. It should be cut completely or be able to run freely throughout the season,' Wenger added.

Meanwhile, Russian ace Arshavin has reportedly secured a work permit but Wenger admits the clubs are still some way off completing a deal.

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Source: Daily_Mail