Arsene Wenger has criticised both the Premier League and players unions for the 25 man squad rule which he says is responsible for the flat January transfer window and which will ultimately damage players careers.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Sunderland, Wenger said, “You see nothing happened in the January transfer window, because everybody has 25 so if nobody buys nobody else can buy.
“It makes common sense when they [Premier League] sit together there at the table, but they must never have really experienced what it is to take a risk or gamble on players.
“If I have to buy a player, I have to kick somebody out.”
When quizzed as to what the solution is, probably the most obvious question of all time considering his opposition, Wenger said, “The answer is to leave it open.
“What is even more surprising is the union accepted it. They produce unemployment for players.
“You will see the number of players who will have no jobs. The clubs will sit down with the players and say ‘we cancel your contract and pay you off’.”
Arseblog News is with the boss on this one, the continual, arbitrary squad rules they keep bringing in are difficult to understand.
Next season we hear that each squad must have at least three players with the letter Q in their name, meaning the likelihood of moving Squillaci on is now slim at best.