Arsene Proposes Seasonal Revamp
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has, not for the first time, suggested that a season that runs from January to November might help English clubs in Europe. Questions have abounded as to the quality of the Premier League with Manchester City already eliminated from the group stages and Chelsea on the cusp of elimination too. Arsenal, England's 3rd placed club, look likely to finish behind Germany's 3rd placed club Schalke 04 in their group, though they have assured qualification.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Wenger explained, 'Maybe we have less room, less margin, than we had before when it was just a question of when we would qualify. Now German football has come up, Spanish football is there every year and some French clubs have come back like Paris
Saint-Germain. It looks less obvious for us.'
Wenger has long supported the prospect of a summer season and he did so again with the Telegraph, 'I understand it looks completely strange as people have been educated the current way but I moved to Japan and the season was in January to November. We started training in January and after a while it was completely normal.
"The period of rest would be the same. It wouldn`t change the number of games. You would not be confronted with these situations when players are playing in two different championships. You would play during the summer period in the best period for football to be played."
What do you think of a January to November season?