By Nick Teale
Arsène Wenger believes Uefa’s disciplinary charge against Eduardo once again proves that video technology must be introduced to help referees.
Wenger is a long-standing supporter of replays to help avoid situations like the one that has arisen since Eduardo's penalty in the Champions League Play-Off against Celtic.
The Croatian has been charged by European football's governing body with 'intent to cause an official to make an incorrect decision' and, although he disagrees with Uefa’s action, Wenger feels technology would have circumvented the problem.
"I think we have to fight against diving," said Wenger. "The best way to do that is to have video evidence when you make decisions.
"The referee could say straight away 'penalty or not'. If he is told no, we continue, or yes, we take the penalty.
"The referees need help. How many times have I come out and said I am for video technology? Uefa refused the video technology but now they have used it to judge our player. Where is the logic? It is something that is quite surprising."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 28 Aug 2009