Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe, Head of Football Development at FIFA Arsène Wenger admitted that he favoured the abolition of the January transfer window.
“I am for the abolition of the January transfer window. Managers don’t deal with this second window well. In October, as soon as a player does not play anymore, he tries to find a solution elsewhere and waits for January to leave, he is no longer mobilised, he gives up. When you make a mistake, a player as much as a club, very well! You have to assume that responsibility.”