Arsene Wenger responds to Chelsea complaint on VAR

Chelsea v Man U on February 17 (Man U 2-0 Chelsea)

Chelsea were on Monday beaten 2-0 by host Manchester United, who closed in on the Champions League place 2 on the English Premier League Table.

However, the Frank Lambard side was not content with the victory after a contentious video assistant referee (VAR) decisions went against them

And now, Fifa's chief of global football development Arsene Wenger proposes that there might be a room to change the offside law "a little bit" in response to VAR.

According to BBC Sports, VAR has contentiously ruled out a number of goals for marginal offences and Wenger has a go-way.

"I'm speaking about the offside by a margin of a fraction of a centimetres," said the former Arsenal manager.

"Maybe there is room to change the offside rule a little bit so we don't say a part of his nose was offside." Said the former Arsenal Manager.

Fifa Chief of global football Arsene Wenger. Image|Getty

Current rules show that, a player is offside if any part of their body with which they can score is ahead of the second-last opponent.

Wenger’s suggestions states that "you will not be offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker's body are in front".

He also said, "there are not enough VAR specialists and that will improve very quickly,” adding, "former referees have to be involved" and "experienced players" could also be used.

Wenger's role at the world governing body includes sitting on the technical panel of the International Football Association Board (Ifab), which sets football's laws.

 

Source: BBC Sports

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