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13 Aug 2017 22:29:04
Fair to say any transfer window drives pretty much every Arsenal fan nuts and after 20+ years of Wenger windows it's even driven Dags nuts so it must be bad.

But my question is, why doesn't it, for the Premier League, open the day after the FA Cup final and start again the day before the first game of the new season.

What is the point of the ridiculous delay before it opens and the closure weeks into the season. I don't see a single benefit. Surely the excitement or otherwise of the final day, no matter when it was would be the same.

What does other countries windows matter to us, do the deals accordingly.

It just makes little sense and could potentially be unfair, as an example you could have played City this weekend and scraped a draw when next weekend they could have purchased Messi, I appreciate that's a little unlikely but you know what I mean, and the next team gets battered.

That point or loss of could be crucial at both the top and bottom come the end of the season and Dags new shirt with Lemar on the back he bought in advance could be a bloody waste. 😁.

{Ed002's Note - That would mean that you could have players leaving after the season starts to other European sides? Would you want that with no opportunity to replace them?}

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13 Aug 2017 23:54:49
Lol, cheers Stoner 😁.

14 Aug 2017 01:20:10
Why don't they make it one week long in the summer or all year again.

{Ed001's Note - it is funny how it was all ok when it was only the little teams getting shafted. Now the big teams are getting it too, they want it changed again. It was fine when it was open all year except for a few weeks at the end of the season. Little clubs had more chance and big clubs didn't have to stockpile huge amounts of players in case of injuries. When they had an injury crisis they could go and buy a player if needed. Much better that way.}

14 Aug 2017 06:24:51
The transfer window is fine as it is, creating lots of interest right up deadline day and allowing all the european leagues to have kicked off by the time it closes. What is bothering me is that we have been unable to extend the deals of any of the three main players in the last year of their deals or to have sold and replaced them. Are we really going to keep 3 players that may want to leave and let them run down their deals and leave for nothing at the end of the season? It also bothers me that we have quite a few players still at the club, who need to go.

14 Aug 2017 07:52:19
So I'm guessing 61 you were over the moon when we sold RVP after the window had closed. Yes?

14 Aug 2017 08:38:41
The actual window is that long it's the endless speculation rumours and misinformation that drags on and on and on.
Personally I like the window rather than the market being all year round because it brings some calm during the closed period.
It's people's insatiable appetite for news that feeds the frenie hence all the endless random questions on this site about 100s of random players.
The false rumour market is 100% fan driven, supply and demand.
The fans demand information and the media invent what they don't have to give in order satisfy the fans who inturn get angry with the media for giving them exactly what they asked for.

14 Aug 2017 08:50:13
RG the players who need moving on have become your new Arsene to PSG haven't they :-)
I still think you are the DM we have been searching for, your so tenacious you make Kante look liked a quieter :-)

14 Aug 2017 09:10:42
Stoner, I don't recall RVP going after the window closed, but in any event I don't like any of our top players moving and they would move within the window whenever it closes.

14 Aug 2017 09:56:25
No 61 I meant after the season had started, it to me just makes simple sense to start the season ready to go so everyone starts on a level playing field.

When I mean level, because some clearly have more money than others, I just mean all the business is done across the board.

I really don't get the need for it to remain open, once it's closed it could be closed to everyone, including European clubs.

It's like now, certain players, Sanchez, Coutinho and Gylfi as examples are not even playing for their respective clubs because they are waiting to move.

14 Aug 2017 10:47:49
I agree Stoner the season should mark the close of the window. Also I'd like to see a limit on the amount of players a club could sign per window, say a maximum of 250 players per window and let's see how Pep and City would cope with that :-)

14 Aug 2017 14:22:34
I think the window should shut to buy and sell in the premier league when the league starts, you can sell abroad of you want but not buy. Not sure if that works.

14 Aug 2017 15:52:37
Spot on 62 😂. I honestly think Derby is there chief scout. 👍🏼.

14 Aug 2017 18:26:05
Hi Gunner62, yes indeed it has! Wenger's self-admitted 'socialist' wage policy at the club has and will continue to backfire on us. When Gibbs is on £60k pw, Debuchy £80k pw and others on high salaries compared to those that the lower level clubs pay, it causes a massive problem in disposing of them, as we have seen in the past with other overpaid players on wages that are far in excess oif their ability, we have struggled to sell.

The llist of players to move on is quite lengthy; Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Wilshere, Campbell, Perez and Akpom - Loans: Reine-Adelaide, Zelalem, I just hope we keep the 3 players on short contracts and the other players in our squad at the club, as I have a very good feeling about the season.

Of course I would like Van Dijk to join and possibly a top notch defensive midfield player, but I can't forsee any more signings, unless Sanchez moves on and we sign a replacement.

In respect of Wenger to PSG, this may have been discussed, but neither Wenger nor PSG would make it public knowledge, so we may never know. Bearing in mind Wenger's close association with PSG, I doubt very much that he wasn't approached.



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