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Twitter Thread Explains Why Arsene Wenger's Offside Change Is 'One Of The Worst Ideas'

Daniel Marland

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Twitter Thread Explains Why Arsene Wenger's Offside Change Is 'One Of The Worst Ideas'

Featured Image Credit: PA & Dale Johnson/Twitter

A Twitter user has broken down Arsene Wenger's proposed new offside rule and claimed it could be could be 'one of the worst ideas'.

Wenger's proposed rule change would mean a player is onside as long as any part of their body they can score with is in line with the defence.

The rule, which is an attempt to combat recent VAR controversy, could be trialed at Euro 2020 but ESPN journalist Dale Johnson has heavily criticised the idea.


He begins by stating the rule change is very unlikely to happen this year as law changes are usually agreed by the IFAB [International Football Association Board] board in December.

Johnson argued that VAR would still be used in these situations despite the rule changes and that it would just analyse a different part of the action.

He also uses a diagram to show how a player would be classed as onside with the new rule, explaining that the rule doesn't consider situations such as free-kicks.




Johnson also insists that trialing the system could risk ruining 'football worldwide for a year' with officials having no experience.

Do you think the proposed rule change would work?

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Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, Arsene Wenger, Premier League, VAR

Daniel Marland
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