Wenger proposes changes to offside law

Arsene Wenger wants to see a change in the offside law in time for this summer’s European Championships.

His proposals would mean a player will be deemed onside if any part of their body is level or behind the last defender.

Wenger, FIFA’s head of global development, said: “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.

“That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.”

VAR continued to cause controversy in the Premier League last week when Wolves had a goal ruled out after Pedro Neto was adjudged to have been offside by the narrowest of margins in their 0-0 draw with Leicester on Friday night.

After the match, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said: “You can be on both sides of the decision. It is not about Wolves, it is about the game, it is about football. It is about what we had and what we have. It is about where we want to go and what kind of game we want to see, how the fans are going to react to it. It is all of these things.” – Sky Sports

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