Arsene Wenger reveals plans to change Corner-kick, Throw-in, Offside laws

Arsene Wenger has revealed his plans to swap throw-ins for kick-ins. It is one of four rules Wengers wants to see overhauled, along with laws on offsides and corners.

The legendary Frenchman is FIFA’s Chief Head of Global Football Development, a role he took after stepping down as Arsenal manager in 2018 after 22 years.

Part of his job description includes helping along the process of rule and law changes in the game of football.

“For the moment, you are offside if a part of your body you can score with, sits ahead of the body of a defender.

“I would like it that there is no offside so long as a (single) body part which a player can score with is in line with the defender,” Wenger said.

He added: “We are also considering other things. For instance, a corner that goes out of play and comes back in could be made valid, this would create new goal scoring opportunities.

“There is also the option of quickly playing a free-kick to yourself.

“I would like to change the throw-in rule: five minutes before the end, a throw-in for you should be an advantage. But in these situations, you are facing ten outfield players in play, whilst you only have nine.”


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