By Nick Teale
If Arsène Wenger could change just one of football's laws, he would scrap throw-ins and replace them with kick-ins.
The Arsenal manager believes that some teams can gain an unfair advantage when the ball goes out of play because certain players are able to gain much greater distance on their throw-ins than others.

"For example at Stoke, for Rory Delap it is like kicking the ball," said the Frenchman.
"It is a little bit of an unfair advantage. He is using a strength that is usually not a strength in football.
"So [the rule I would change would be] maybe to play throw-ins by foot. Why not? I think it would make the game quicker."

And Wenger believes there is no reason why the change couldn't work. After all, it wouldn't be the most radical modification to the game's laws.
"Football is the most popular team game in the world and one day some crazy guy said 'we don't use the hands'," explained the manager.
"How could you have imagined on that day a game that is completely natural to play with your hands would become the most popular sport?"

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26 Dec 2009