Wenger and Mourinho want transfer window to shut NOW

It is not often that Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger agree on anything, but they are totally in agreement that the British transfer window should close before the start of the season proper. The Portugese bus conductor was very emphatic about it.

He said on Wednesday: “The transfer window is over. I don’t like the transfer window when the competition starts after tomorrow, I don’t like transfer window during the competition.”

“..I know that my club is able to buy or to sell – every club can buy or can sell in this moment – but I don’t like that feeling. As a football coach, thinking about my players, my squad and my coaching role, I don’t want to think about the transfer window.

“What happened, happened, but I’m not going to lose one minute of my time to think about transfer window, I have to think about how to get the best out of my players, and that’s what I am doing now.”

Wenger is also against the window extending into the season, and believes everything should be finalised before the first game, which happens to be today for Arsenal. ‘Yes, because it creates uncertainties.” Wenger said.

“I believe at the start of the season everybody should be committed, not half in half out. The other handicap is you could play for different clubs. The same player. He plays against you, then plays against you for another club. We say ‘oh you have to love the shirt’. But within the same season you have to love two shirts.”

I have to admit that I agree with him, but the problem is that not all countries start or end their seasons at the same time. I guess they could say that transfers can only be made in June and July, but in the years with a World Cup it would leave very little time for top players to make a deal.

And it certainly creates uncertainties, as in the case of Benzema, but looking at it another way, would we have got Ozil if the window had closed in July?

What do you think?

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  1. Hafiz Rahman says:

    the window cant close now we still need a striker and a DM….

    1. mohawk says:

      It is just pure repetition. The comment for every posting is the same. striker, dm. striker, dm. striker dm. striker dm.
      OK. We get it. You propose getting a striker and dm. Enough.

  2. muffdiver says:

    is it bad that the first thing i thought of when i woke up today was karim benzema?
    oh dear the missus wont be pleased

    1. sollygunner says:

      as long as you remained dry then i dont see any harm done mate

  3. gilo says:

    Am I the only one? Do you guys ever see we’ve never had a complete squad since the invincibles time??

    When we have a quality striker,
    the goalkeeper or DM is whack.
    When the GK is good, we don’t
    have a quality forward and vice

    We are always lacking
    something season in season
    out. We need a quality ST ASAP!!! And a cover for Le Coque

    1. mohawk says:

      I don’t know why everyone is worried. According to the transfer rumor media Arsenal have already signed Benzema and about a dozen other players. I keep reading the headline: “Done Deal” so the deals MUST be done. Right?

    2. galaxygooner says:

      The person who needs the bench is Ramsey. Coq might not be WC but he is a ball winner and a warrior. For the life you f me , I cannot think of one thing Ramsey does well.

  4. Eddy Hoyte says:

    this is why we should alway make our signings ealier so we’ll focus once the league starts

  5. SoOpa AeoN says:

    I share their views about the window being shut before the EPL starts….. Oh wait!…. But were they not expected to conclude players transfer and complete business before the league games?…… This is where I get worried….A word of advice to you wenger and Moanihno… Get ur transfers done in time then u won’t have to worry bout the window…… But yea! Two months window’s just too Longggggg and boringgggggg…… 39days running!…. Just 1 signing!

  6. Real Gunner says:

    Mourinho is loser , now his taking out on there medical staff. I hope chelsea lose with Man City next Wednesday that be great pl season. Last season he said Chelsea are boring because they were top of the table from day 1. Let’s see what he has to say after they lose with man city

    1. mohawk says:

      I have been stating it for years. Joozhey is an over-rated blowhard and top candidate for world’s worst human being. Now he is teaching his players and staff how to be the same.

  7. mohawk says:

    If they want the windows closed that means they believe other big teams are on the verge of adding new signings. They believe they are CLOSER to being finished with transfers than the competition.

  8. spence545santi says:

    those screaming dm and striker pls go wenger’s house n present Ur petition. I believe we can win de title with this squad.jx believe.hate me or love me this is de year of #OG12

    1. Sam, need a striker says:

      deluded, I bet you said the same thing “this is de year of #OG12” several season before

  9. kenyanfan says:

    have given up on arsenal signing any one including benzema(sung his name since the transfer widow began-what’s a disappointment if we don’t get him) Transfer windows should shut in england before the season begins.they no good for arsenal.same story same disappointments.
    lets prepare our selves to support our beloved arsenal team in which we have been loyal to with or without world class strikers.
    winning or without winning trophies.SAME OLD STORY AND ALL THOSE WHO IT HURTS ARE THE ROYAL FUNS WHO PAY HUGE AMOUNT FOR TICKETS AND T-SHIRTS. wenger and the board are comfortable as their pockets are ever fattening. what else do they care about? As for the players, they get their pay regardless of the results.if they need trophies,they eventually ask for transfer to barca,manc ,manu and all of a sudden they lift trophies the next season…

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