Arsene Wenger believes moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter would be a "sensible decision".
The tournament is traditionally staged in the summer but a Fifa task force has recommended it takes place in November and December to avoid Qatar’s hottest temperatures.
The proposed change will see the World Cup clash with the English season, but Wenger says the organisers are right to prioritise the safety of players and fans.
"I’m glad it is not during the summer, because I would be concerned for the safety of players and fans"
“I’m already [spending] every day of my life for a football game, so it’s no problem for me,” the manager said. “I don’t think it will impact too much if you have to reorganise the Premier League.
"I just think always that if a World Cup is successful, that is very important because it’s a world festival basically for football and it has to be organised in decent conditions, which would not be the case in the summer.
“I’m personally glad that if we play the World Cup in Qatar, it is not during the summer, because I would be concerned for the safety of people who attend there. That’s why I think it was the only sensible decision to make.”
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