Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has blasted the January transfer window, saying that it is an easy way for players to leave, The
Wenger has made one move in this January’s window, signing former Gunners striker Thierry Henry on a two month loan deal from MLS side New York Red Bulls. The Arsenal boss is continuing to look for cover at full-back due to the number of defensive injuries his side have suffered, but will not make any more moves in or out. The Frenchman is unhappy with the whole transfer system and believes that the best policy is to open the window all year or only allow summer moves.
‘I would leave it completely open all year or you close it for a whole year. Now, it is in between. 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’, Wenger said.
The Gunners boss also insists that January signings cost far too much money and with the level of the Premier League, it takes the player a while to bed in once he has signed. Wenger’s side travel to the Liberty Stadium today with their January signing Henry pushing for a first-team start.
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