By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger would be happy for football to take a leaf out of rugby’s book and allow its officials to explain their decisions.

In rugby, and American football for that matter, referees tell players and fans why they have penalised a certain team or individual.

The same level of communication does not exist in football and Wenger believes a change of tack would have its benefits.

“I am not against it, anything which makes things clear and informs people [is welcome],” said the manager.

“It would be better for the referee than to sometimes explain their decisions under the threat of a fist.

“It would make the situation a bit more passive.”

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5 Nov 2010