Arsenal boss attempts to outlaw tactical weapon

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has called for UEFA to ban teams such as Stoke from using long throw-ins as a means to score goals.

The proposal was made at a coach’s committee in Switzerland where fellow top flight bosses such as Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson were also in attendance.

Wenger was enquiring into the possibility of getting rid of the ‘no offside from a throw-in’ rule, to deter teams from using direct throw-ins to score.

Ajax coach, Frank de Boer, commented that his Arsenal counterpart said: “They can be very direct, and there is a growing trend for teams just to throw the ball to the far post. We’re supposed to be playing football not handball.”

Using towels to dry the ball before a throw-in was another point discussed at the meeting.

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