Arsene Wenger: 'Transfer window should be left open'

Wenger: 'Transfer window should be left open'
© PA Photos
Arsene Wenger believes FIFA's transfer window system should be scrapped.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes the transfer window should be open all year round.

The Frenchman said that he is no fan of the FIFA's transfer window system that was introduced in 2002.

The 62-year-old believes that the current system unsettles players and clubs, placing far too much power in the hands of players and their agents.

"I would leave it completely open all year, or you close it for a whole year. Now, it is in between," said Wenger.

"Everybody becomes nervous in November until January. Then players maybe think, 'If I don't play then I will leave in January'. They are already less committed to the cause, it gives them an opening.

"We have gone from a period where we knew if we didn't play we had to be committed to the club, had no other option but to fight for the place.

"Now there is not a position where the players have a quick and easy way out if it is difficult."

Wenger's Arsenal face Swansea in the Premier League later on today.

Ravel Morrison
Read Next:
Wenger considers Morrison swoop
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account