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The 72-year-old Frenchman won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his 22-year spell in charge of the London club, which ended in 2018
The 20 teams also all opposed a FIFA proposal to reduce the five windows for international men's matches to just two in a year.
Infantino, who is working with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to gain support for World Cups every two years, claims the plans would help more nations qualify to play on the biggest stage.
The former Arsenal manager also said he understood the opposition of many in football to his recommendation, which FIFA has embraced, to stage the World Cup every two years.
Speaking by videoconference on the sidelines of the presentation Tuesday of a report on the playing demands of professional players, Jonas Baer-Hoffmann called for a "reasonable and effective reform" to lighten the burden on footballers and reduce the chance of injury.
Wenger's idea to stage the World Cup once every two years led to widespread criticism from managers, while UEFA issued a scathing response.
UEFA complained on Wednesday that Gianni Infantino's world body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the concerns of European nations.
According to the IRIS/YouGov study carried out among 15,000 people "with an interest in football", 55 percent of respondents want to see the top international competition more often than every four years, says FIFA.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp seems sure why FIFA is so determined to gain support for the plan, and he's not pleased by apparent financial motivations.
Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is now director of development at world governing body FIFA, has called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.
Former Arsenal boss Wenger, who is now director of development at FIFA, on Saturday called for football's showpiece competition to become a biennial event.
The 71-year-old Frenchman, who is now director of development at FIFA, also called for a single annual period of international qualifiers in a global football calendar.
In both Arteta's first two seasons in charge, Arsenal have finished eighth in the Premier League, their worst performances since 1995.
Clubs risk their players picking up more injuries with such a dense calendar, while the economic benefits are also uncertain, according to Raffaele Poli, head of the CIES Football Observatory.
“When I was young, I was just trying to make sure I could get a pair of boots and now we’re talking about the Hall of Fame," said Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
The last time Özil featured in a matchday squad for Arsenal was on 25 June against Southampton. It's doubtful whether he's even been to the Emirates Stadium very much since then
Arsene Wenger comes out in support of Mesut Ozil's Fenerbahce move, hails Arsenal outcast as 'genius'
The former Arsenal boss signed the German playmaker in 2013 but the relationship has turned sour under current manager Mikel Arteta.
Premier League: Arsenal and Manchester United clashes no longer title deciders, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Fireworks are unlikely on Sunday at least off the pitch as 15th-placed United host Arsenal, who are two points better off than their opponents having played a game more.
"I was drugged for 36 years and you can't rid yourself of it overnight," said Wenger. "It is not easy but there came a point where I had to reason with myself. Have I not already had one fight too many?"
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says 'smaller clubs will die' without urgent action to safeguard lower leagues
The controversial "Project Big Picture" plan put forward by Liverpool and Manchester United has been branded a power grab for attempting to change voting structures in the Premier League in favour of the "big six" clubs, also including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham.