By Giuseppe Muro

Robin van Persie thinks technology should be used for offside decisions in football but admits it would be very difficult to implement.

The Premier League have revealed that goal-line technology could be introduced as early as next season but the Dutchman had a different idea when quizzed by Arsenal Members on Thursday.

“[I would have technology] for the offside rule but I’m not sure what,” he said. “Because it’s ruled by a human and humans do make mistakes.

“Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are not. I remember scoring a goal against Chelsea when I was one metre offside but last season I had two goals disallowed that were onside.

“In the end, I think it will be 50/50 with your luck and you have to deal with that.”

But the Dutch forward also agreed with the more conventional idea of how technology could improve the game.

“I would like to add a camera on the goal-line," he said. "I think it would be a good idea to have a Hawk-eye, like in tennis. Every team should have one option in each half to use the Hawk-eye to see if the ball is over the line or not.

"Frank Lampard had a goal disallowed at the World Cup that was at a very crucial point. It was clearly a goal and when things like that happen, it’s very frustrating.”

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5 Aug 2011