Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger disagrees with Louis van Gaal over winter break

by Tanveer Arayan

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger disagrees with Louis van Gaal’s claim that the lack of a winter break in England leads to exhausted players at the end of the campaign.

Van Gaal recently insisted that the hectic schedule in the Premier League over the festive period hampers England’s success.

However, Wenger disagreed with van Gaal, saying that the Christmas fixture list is part of the “English tradition”.

“I have a lot of respect for Louis van Gaal but I don’t agree with him on that,” Wenger said.

“Maybe it’s because I’ve been in England for such a long time. I had his ideas when I arrived here but today I would cry if you changed that because it’s part of English tradition and English football.”

While it is good for supporters to watch a lot of football over the Christmas period, it is easy to see how it could affect players come May. The likes of La Liga and the Bundesliga all have winter breaks and their national side’s have prospered in recent years. Perhaps the Premier League should explore the possibility.

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