Arsene Wenger has bemoaned the away goals rule in the Champions League following Arsenal’s exit to AS Monaco.
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Our heroic 2-0 win at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday night counted for nought despite drawing the aggregate score level at 3-3 on the night.
As we all expected our catastrophic defensive display in the first leg came back to haunt us.
But whilst some may accuse the Arsenal boss of sour grapes simply due to Arsenal’s early exit, Chelsea also fell foul of a rule brought into European competitions in 1965.
Wenger says that away goals rule is outdated as he refers to Arsenal and Chelsea exit in Champions League. Says should count after extra time
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“Its two teams that have gone out on away goals that it should be questioned. It is a rule that is outdated,” said Arsene Wenger, reports Daily Mirror.
“In direct knockout you can be a bit lucky as well. None of the teams apart from Barcelona appear to be that much superior. It should count maybe after extra time.
“This rule has been created in the sixtties. The weight of the away goal is perhaps too big today.
“I still think you can count it maybe after extra time.”