Arsenal lured key stars like Kolasinac and Lacazette in the summer transfer window. More importantly, they were able to hold on to star playmaker Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean international wanted to leave the Emirates but a deadline day move to Manchester City could not materialize and he had no option but to stay.
After this transfer drama, Arsene Wenger wants the January transfer window to be scrapped so that the players who tried to engineer a move in the summer cannot try to do the same in the winter window.
The French boss 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…”
“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 the season after.”
Arsene is perhaps worried that Sanchez may try to leave the club in January to play Champions League.
Apart from Alexis, Liverpool’s star playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk also wanted to move in the summer transfer window but eventually had to stay. In your opinion, should the January transfer window be scrapped?
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