By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger believes that Arsenal's victory at Chelsea offered more proof that football needs to embrace technology in order to help its officials.
Robin van Persie was clearly offside when he was played through for the equaliser at Stamford Bridge. Three minutes later the Dutchman doubled his tally to secure a vital 2-1 win and keep Arsenal in the title hunt.
It was put to Wenger at his pre-match press conference on Friday that Arsenal had a linesman to thank for their victory. The Frenchman accepted that his team had benefited but was quick to point out occasions when Arsenal have been on the receiving end of key decisions.
"That is my regret [that the game hinged on an offside goal] but I would just like to say that we lost a Champions League Final on an offside goal and we had to take that as well," said Wenger.
"I am for video for a long, long time, and that would have been a good opportunity to do it.
"When we conceded a penalty against Liverpool, when we could have been refused a penalty against Liverpool, in the Champions League Semi-Final, we had to take it as well."Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 5 Dec 2008