The Arsenal boss has welcomed goal-line technology but thinks more needs to be introduced.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has responded positively to Thursday’s news that goal-line technology will be introduced into the Premier League next season; but believes more still needs to be done.
Wenger thinks systems like Hawk Eye – the British based company that will install the new technology at Premier League grounds – should be used for important offside calls as well.
“It’s good news and I hope there is more good news to come on technology because we want the right decisions to be taken,” the Arsenal boss was quoted in the Guardian.
“The more assistance the referees get, the better it is.”
Wenger’s comments come in the wake of two controversial goals during the Champions League quarter final second-leg between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga on Wednesday.
Dortmund’s Felipe Santana scored an injury-time winner for the Bundesliga champions, but video replays appeared to show the goal shouldn’t have stood as four players were offside when the cross came in.
However both managers felt aggrieved as Jurgen Klopp pointed out Malaga’s 82nd minute goal, which put the Spanish side 1-2 up, also looked offside as Pereira Eliseu strayed ahead of the defender when the ball was played.
The controversy surrounding the tie appears to show that UEFA’s policy of employing two further officials on the goal-line is not working.
Yet despite FIFA introducing goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and now the Premier League following suit for the 2013/14 season, UEFA are resisting the move and next year’s Champions League and Europa League will not feature the system.