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Wenger - Why grass length is an issue

Arsene Wenger wants all Premier League pitches regulated so the English game can maintain its entertainment value.

League rules state that match delegates must measure pitches before every game to ensure the grass is no longer than 30mm.

Arsenal have a proud reputation of providing one of the best surfaces in the country and Wenger says supporters deserve to see football played on quality pitches at every top-flight ground.

"People pay money to watch good football and behind that is always the respect for people who pay and buy their tickets"

"It can look a ridiculous subject but it is a very important one because the speed of the game is linked with the length of the grass," Wenger said.

"People pay money to watch good football and behind that is always the respect for people who pay and buy their tickets. We are all there for that.

"I know perfectly and you know perfectly as well that some managers give orders to their groundsman sometimes to not cut the grass because they play against a team who passes the ball well.

"We have to be above that and it's quite sad that we have to regulate it. I think we all have to serve people who come and watch good football."

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