Arsene Wenger has hit out at clubs like Chelsea, who buy academy players and then loan a lot of them out for profit.
“You’ve invested a lot of money into players because we’re paying more and more money, and then at the age of 20 you don’t usually get much money for any of the players, so the reflex is to stockpile the players. That’s not right,” said Wenger.
“When you look at the number of loans that happen here and there, the whole system has to be thought about again because we have two kinds of solution in there.
“The first is to continue developing players, the second step is just to make sure your investment is safe – that’s not the right way to think about it but it’s the natural reflex for the clubs.”
Chelsea loaned out 38 players during the summer, and usually end up making profits from the sale of these players, thus causing the Arsenal manager’s complaints.