Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the clubs official website that the January transfer window should be abolished because it disturbs teams during a vital point in the season.

This comes despite the fact the Frenchman made two winter signings for the Gunners bringing in Brazilian centre back Gabriel and Polish teenager Krystian Bielik.

“It was never such a low activity level across Europe – basically nothing happened,” he said. “It shows still that financial fair play had an impact, for sure, because we have the experience of seasons before.

“It pushes even more an idea forward – let’s completely get rid of [the transfer window], and go from season to season with the same players.”