Arsene Wenger dismissed suggestions a winter World Cup would bring chaos to English football and welcomed the move.
The Arsenal boss and other Barclays Premier League managers believe playing the 2022 Qatar tournament in the winter is the only option.
A FIFA task force revealed this week a recommendation to play the competition in November and December.
The European Clubs' Association will discuss its next move at a board meeting in Geneva on Tuesday after FIFA ruled out paying compensation for the disruption to club competitions.
But Wenger and several other managers, including Tim Sherwood, Roberto Martinez and Steve Bruce, believe there is time to plan ahead.
Arsenal 1 Monaco 3 player ratings
Arsenal 1 Monaco 3 player ratings
1/20 David Ospina - 6/10
Diffiicult to overly criticise him for Monaco’s opener. Kondogbia’s shot took a wicked deflection that left him with no chance. Pulled off a good save to prevent Berbatov scoring a third.
2/20 Hector Bellerin - 5
Not his best game in an Arsenal shirt. When he did go forward he lost possession and Martial, who he was meant to be marking, too often beat the right-back to the byline. Good run and cross
3/20 Laurent Koscielny - 6
Didn’t have to do much to register a better performance than Mertesacker. He was effectively Arsenal’s rock when the German defender wandered into positions he wasn’t quick enough to return from.
4/20 Kieran Gibbs - 6
Arsenal’s most dangerous player in the opening minutes of the match. Toure, at right-back for Monaco, found it very difficult to keep up with the rapid left-back.
5/20 Francis Coquelin - 6
Alongside Cazorla in the two deep midfield roles again. He was a little exposed when the Spaniard decided to charge forward but the French midfielder never looked troubled. Substituted for Oxlade-Chamberlain in second as Arsenal chased the game.
6/20 Santi Cazorla - 6
Took advantage of space in the middle to surge forward from his role of deep-lying playmaker. Stifled in the second half as the opposition read what he was going to do effectively.
7/20 Mesut Ozil - 5
Too slow to progress play. The German midfielder was booed by the Arsenal on a night where he really should have done much more to unlock the Monaco defence.
8/20 Danny Welbeck - 6
Very sharp in the first half but failed to carry out his defensive duties well enough. Indeed it was Welbeck who gave the ball away that led to Monaco’s opener. Caught out a few times in the second half.
9/20 Olivier Giroud - 4
Missed a very, very easy chance from close range in the second half. Posed relatively little threat to the Monaco defence. He was subbed for Walcott on 59 minutes.
10/20 Best off the bencj: Alex Oxlade Chamberlain - 7
Immediate impact when he came on for Coquelin with 20 minutes to go. It was his late strike that gave his given his side a glimmer of hope going into the second leg.
11/20 Danijel Subasic - 7
Outstanding performance from the goalkeeper. His quick thinking helped his side stay in the lead on a number of occasions. Very quick to close down Walcott in second half. Distribution very good too.
12/20 Almamy Toure - 6
In the first half he found himself overrun by Gibbs but was given some respite in the second half as Arsenal attacked Monaco’s left side.
13/20 Wallace - 6
A very assured performance. He frustrated Giroud while also organising his defence with precision.
14/20 Aymen Abdennour - 6
Allowed the Arsenal attack to bypass him too often. He seemed to panic when the French striker got anywhere near the Monaco penalty area.
15/20 Elderson - 6
Playing at left-back, the Brazilian found himself out of position on so many occasions. For most of the night he was either dallying with the ball too far into the Arsenal half or chasing the heels of Welbeck.
16/20 Nabil Dirar - 6
Not as effective as Martial on the left but seemed confident when in control of the ball and always looked forward for the out ball.
17/20 Joao Moutinho - 7
One of Monaco’s brighter players. He regularly dropped deep in midfield to start attacking moves. Assisted Kondogbia for Monaco’s opener.
18/20 Anthony Martial - 7
Utilised his pace effectively on the left side of the Monaco attack. He took advantage of Mertesacker’s bad positioning to assist Berbatov for his side’s second goal.
19/20 Dimitar Berbatov - 7
Booed by the Arsenal fans because of his former connection with Spurs, but he was to have the last laugh when he smashed past Ospina in the Arsenal goal to send Monaco 2-0 up
20/20 Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco - 7
What an impact he made when he replaced Berbatov with 15 minutes remaining. His pace, coupled with quick thinking, gave Gibbs hell at left-back. Ferreira-Carrasco added Monaco's third in stoppage time.
"I don't think it will impact too much," said Gunners boss Wenger. "I just think that if a World Cup is successful, that is very important because it's a world festival for football and it has to be organised in decent conditions, which would not be the case in the summer.
"I'm personally glad that, if we play the World Cup in Qatar, it is not during the summer because I would be concerned for the safety of people who attend there. That's why I think it was the only sensible decision to make."
Everton manager Martinez added: "From our point of view, as you do in football, you need to adapt to whatever the decision is and I'm sure they are going to organise a phenomenal tournament.
"I think now with the debate about whether it should be played in the winter or summer, there shouldn't be a debate. Once Qatar is given the organisation of the World Cup it has to be done in November/December."
Gareth Barry also agreed with his manager and insisted, from a player's point of view, a summer tournament would be unplayable.
"I have played a friendly in Qatar before in really tough heat and the level of football just wasn't there because of it," said the Toffees midfielder.
"Like with anything, there are going to be pros and cons. It is the World Cup, so let's be positive towards it - let's be excited for something different."
Villa boss Sherwood conceded teams and fans must get used to the idea because there is little they can do to stop it ahead of FIFA's final decision, which is expected on March 20.
He said: "It has to happen, it can't be played in the summer but unfortunately there's going to be a lot of disruption in Europe. We have to get on with it.
"What can we do? Nothing. The decision is made, if we're making a choice that they win the World Cup we have to get on with it. Winter time is the only option."
And Hull manager Bruce wants 2022 to mark the start of a winter break for the Barclays Premier League.
"I hope it's the start of a break. All round Europe there is a break, there's only us who carries on," he said. "That's the reason we don't have the success we want.
"I'm not just talking about the English players, I remember (in 2002) France were World Cup holders and most of the team were Premier League players when they tried to retain it and they were all shattered. They didn't get out of the group stages.
"For me it's the right decision. There's plenty of time to plan it, that's for certain."
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