Extra: Wenger on technology in football

Read extra quotes from Arsène Wenger's press conference ahead of the Liverpool game. For more headlines, visit our Digest page.

on the Liverpool game…
Overall I would like to say that it was a good game between two good teams and that has not been said enough in my opinion. You want the Premier League to be the best Premier League and you have to accept when the games are attractive and interesting. People have to say that. On the other hand it was a game of two halves for us defensively. In the first half we gave the chances away to Liverpool to score and in both halves we created chances. We could not finish so we have a little deficit comparing the chances we created and our finishing qualities at the moment but that will come back. Defensively we suffered in the first half but in the second half we didn’t give any chances away.

on technology for offside decisions…
Yes. I can ask you the other question - do you think we will play football in 50 years without that? I don’t think so. I am convinced it will come in and that the next step will be the offside rule because it is maybe the easiest one to bring in. There were two examples last week. I believe it will happen on the demand of the referee.


on when it will happen…
The sooner the better. Tomorrow morning would have my signature! Not because we were punished for that goal [against Liverpool] but because we want justice and the right decisions to be made.

on how long before team reach their best…
I think we are there now. Three or four games, that’s what you need.

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