Arsene Wenger right now is nursing serious fears about many players plotting mid-season escape routes instead of concentrating on their football.
The Arsenal Manager wants the January transfer window scrapped with Manchester City set to stage a come back for Arsenal want away winger Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez, whose City move collapsed on Deadline Day, as Arsenal failed to complete the signing of Lemar, has already made it clear that he wants Champions League football.
Arsene Wenger told beINSPORTS: “What’s happening now is that the transfer window is closed. September will be okay.
“The players who are tapped up in October, they already start to think: ‘Where do I go in January?’
“That’s not the way to be on board with the football club. We are here to entertain people. You can [only] do that with people who are on board together, with people who want to achieve something together.
“Not with people who, when things don’t go well, think: ‘Where can I go next?’.”
A number of players, who failed to force moves away from their current clubs this summer, will again be looking for a way out in January.
Saints’ Van Dijk, Chelsea’s Diego Costa, West Ham’s Diafra Sakho and Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez are also among the players who will attempt again to leave their current clubs in the January window.
Wenger added: “You can’t have a player preparing for a vital football game and still be on the phone at 4 o’clock [saying]: ‘Do I go or not?’ or ‘How much is it?’, ‘Where do I go?’
“The ideal situation would be a have a transfer period that is closed 48 hours before the first game of the Championship [season] and to close it completely until the season after.”
If the current poor results of Arsenal persists, Wenger might not even be in charge of Arsenal by the time the transfer window opens again.