By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger believes the January transfer window should be abolished because it creates unfairness in the Premier League.

The Arsenal manager is a long-standing critic of the window and looked on as record-breaking sums were spent on the likes of Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, David Luiz and Andy Carroll on deadline day.

Wenger believes the movement of players can create an unlevel playing field in the top flight. Indeed, Arsenal may benefit from that this year with Manchester United set for two games against a much-strengthened Chelsea side. Either way, the Frenchman wants the system changed.

“I am against the transfer period in the middle of the season because I feel it is unfair,” said Wenger. “I don’t find it right.

“If you look at it, some teams have already played some teams twice and others not at all. You can question the fairness of the league and the way the fixtures are organised considering that you have a real transfer market opening in January.”

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