VAR: Wenger sends message to Premier League

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has said that he wants the Premier League to end its resistance to the use of pitchside VAR monitors.

Premier League referees’ chief Mike Riley had cautioned against their use by on-field officials because of the additional time delay it would cause.

That goes against UEFA guidance and Wenger, who is now FIFA’s newly-appointed head of global football development, wants the league to change its stance.

“The referee needs a monitor to check if he was right or wrong,” said Wenger.

Pitchside monitors have not been used in 140 Premier League games so far this season and the 70-year-old Frenchman feels that is a problem.

“For me, that is the most important worry,” said Wenger, speaking in Belfast after a meeting of the International…



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