Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that video technology in football needs to be used more frequently and has predicted that it will soon be used in order to aid the assistants in their offside decisions, BBC Sport reports.
Talk of technology in football has resurfaced after Aaron Ramsey’s goal against Liverpool was wrongly ruled out for offside, although it was extremely tight and, therefore, difficult for the linesman to see in real time.
Ramsey timed his run perfectly and although the strike came during a time when we were clearly second best, that goal could’ve changed the course of the game.
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“I’m convinced that video technology will come into football,” Wenger was quoted as saying.
“The next step will be to help the offside rule.
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“You want justice and the right decisions to be made. The sooner it comes in the better. If it was tomorrow morning you would have my signature.”
Wenger certainly has a point. It’s rather odd why FIFA are reluctant to introduce technology which will allow the officials to make the right calls and prevent any team from losing a game unfairly.
However, Ramsey’s effort didn’t dominate the post-match discussions given how poorly we played in the first half and in order for us to get off the mark at home, we certainly need to focus more on the quality of our game and leave the officials to do their job.