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Wenger - The Premier League is very conservative

Arsène Wenger

Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his support for safe standing - even if the Premier League has rejected its introduction.

West Bromwich Albion recently had an application to bring it to The Hawthorns turned down, and the Arsenal manager would like the governing body to be more open to the idea.

"At the moment, I would say that the Premier League is very conservative in all its decision-making," Wenger said. "You can see that with VAR and you see it as well with standing.
 
"I’m a bit more [understanding] with standing - because you can raise government rules, safety rules - than with VAR. Personally I’m in favour of it.
 
"The Premier League has been created by people who wanted to be in front of everybody else. Overall I must say at the moment we look a little more like we look first at what happens everywhere else, then if it goes well we follow it.
 
"But it’s a bit of a conservative approach. That’s the tendency, always, when you are successful, not to take many risks anymore."