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Arsenal boss delighted with goal-line technology

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The Premier League came to a decision to introduce goal-line technology as of this season.

This is after a series of questionable decisions in regards to goals that were mistakenly allowed or disallowed in football. The subject has previously sparked a debate between those who are in favour of the technology against those who don’t see it as a good idea in football.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could not hide how delighted he is about the Premier League's decision to give the go ahead to technology.

Speaking at the Emirates stadium after a demonstration of how the technology works on Thursday, Wenger said: "The important thing is justice.

"People always speak about financial implications the most important thing is to get the decisions right.

"It's more complicated than you would think. It took a while to get to this level."

Adding his thoughts on how the Premier League is open to the introduction of technology in other areas of the game, Richard Scudamore said: "This is 100% accurate. It's a binary decision.

"We’ve had discussions about other decisions where technology may be able to help, but I haven't formed a view and neither and neither have the clubs about anything else lends itself to technology."

This coming season all the English Premier League teams will have the goal decision systems in use in all games. The goal decision system requires seven cameras installed at each end of the stadium’s roof.

The referees will be given special wristwatches that will work in line with the new technology.

The watches will be worn by the referee as well as the assistants and the fourth official.

The watches will vibrate and flash 'GOAL' for six seconds when the ball crosses the goal line.  

The goal-line technology was used for the first time in a Community Shield, though there were no contentious decisions during the game, meaning fans didn't get to see the new system in action.

 

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