Boss - The calls VAR could have changed

The use of Video Assistant Referees at this summer’s Confederations Cup has been a big talking point as a number of decisions have been overturned.

Arsene Wenger does not know why it has taken so long for football to embrace technology but can point to some key calls that could have been changed if VAR had been introduced earlier.

“I would choose Barcelona’s equaliser in the 2006 Champions League final because it was offside, and we were 1-0 up with 30 minutes to go,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “That’s the trophy I miss here, you know, so that is for me the most important one.

“The second one I would choose is the second yellow card for Robin van Persie at Barcelona in 2011, because this was the moment we were qualified against a very strong team, and it was a very difficult decision to accept - it basically killed our chances.

“After that maybe I go to a more recent decision - against Bayern Munich when Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a penalty when Lewandowski was offside. That just comes to my mind now but maybe I forget many, many, many, many more.”


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