Wenger - Goal-line technology is vital

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Arsene Wenger has expressed his confidence in goal-line technology following its introduction to English football.

The Football Association and Premier League launched the new Hawkeye system last week, which will see seven cameras trained on each goal. Should the ball cross the line, a signal will be sent to the referee’s watch and earpiece within a second to indicate a goal.

Wenger is pleased to see the top flight embrace technology and hopes it will be a major success this term.

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“The only bumps on the road could be if something very dramatic happens between the moment the ball goes over the line and the response of the [referee's] watch,” the manager told Arsenal Player.

“That's a second and in a second a lot can happen in football. But there are about three incidents per year where the goal-line is a problem so let's hope it goes well. It's important if we want to go further that this experience goes well.”

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