Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has slammed the decision not to adopt the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Premier League next season, terming it as a 'bad decision', after seeing his side go down to Newcastle United yesterday.
The Gunners fell to yet another away defeat in the Premier League after goals from Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener. Arsenal were unlucky not have been awarded a penalty in the first half after a handball by Jamaal Lascelles.
The Premier League clubs voted against VAR being used in the league next season and that is a decision that Wenger does not agree with, claiming that not using VAR will lead to the Premier League falling behind other European leagues.
As reported by ESPN, the Frenchman said,
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger unhappy over VAR decisionhttps://t.co/tJdveDyqro— James News (@jamesnews_com) April 16, 2018
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the Premier League's decision not to implement VAR next season is a "very, very bad decision" that could cost them a generation of fans.
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He added, "The young generation is used to [VAR] and worldwide they might move away from us because they see that in other countries they do it."
While the VAR has been used in domestic cup competitions to moderate success, it is unlikely to be used in the Premier League in the near future. While many have termed it as a revelation, there remains a few who are unconvinced by the VAR's effects on the game.