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Arsene Wenger Says No To Offside Rule Cancellation

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his views about the suggestion of the recent development of scrapping the offside rule, made by FIFA technical director Marco Van Basten.

The offside statement view by the former Dutch international Marco Van Basten comes at a time when World Football governing body is considering hockey-style penalty kicks.

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Van Basten was employed by FIFA in September to oversee the technical department of the game technological advances and officiating.

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Speaking to Sport Bild in an interview Van Basten said:

“We must keep looking for ways to improve the game”

“To make it more honest, more dynamic, more interesting, so that what we offer is attractive enough.

“There are lots of variations which need to be tested in the coming years.”

“That would frighten teams,” he said. “It is hard to play 10 against 11, let alone with eight or nine.”

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However, on scrapping of the offside rule, Arsene Wenger firmly believes that any change introduced to the game should be for the betterment of the game.

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“Changing in itself is not a good quality, improving is the real target,” Wenger said. “Some of the proposals are worth discussing, some I don’t see any big interest.

“The one I don’t find interesting is to suppress offside. Offside is what makes the team good together. It is an intelligent rule as well, it is important to keep that in the game.

“Overall football improves, people say it is too tight and compact but football has always been like that, defence creates a problem for the attack and the attack finds a solution.”

“If we play without rules, we have to be careful with that. I read some sentences but I don’t know. My first impression I think is, be careful. Because in football to change the rules is a very difficult thing.” the Frenchman added.

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