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Arsene Wenger wants video replays after Aaron Ramsey's disallowed goal

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Arsene Wenger has called for the introduction of video replays in football after Aaron Ramsey was denied a goal in the Gunners’ 0-0 draw against Liverpool on Monday.

The Welsh midfielder appeared to have broken the deadlock but was ruled offside, and now Wenger has called for a change to the rules.

"I'm convinced that video technology will come into football," he told reporters. "The next step will be to help the offside rule."

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The Frenchman added: "You want justice and the right decisions to be made. The sooner it comes in the better. If it was tomorrow morning you would have my signature."

Arsenal are set to be without first-choice central defender Per Mertesacker for their trip to Newcastle United on Saturday lunchtime after the Germany international refused to take antibiotics.

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The 30-year-old is still battling the chest infection which kept him out of Monday’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool, but Arsene Wenger claims his player is reluctant to take the treatment on offer.

“At the moment he does not get better,” Wenger was quoted as saying by the Mirror. "On Wednesday he was not good, we had to send him home. He has a chest infection. The Germans are a bit sceptical of that (antibiotics). I hope that he comes in and says, ‘I am perfectly all right.’”

Arsenal could receive late bid for David Ospina

Besiktas are considering an offer for David Ospina if they miss out on top target Victor Valdes.

It’s widely expected that Valdes will complete a move from Manchester United to Besiktas in the coming days, with agreements said to be in place following Louis van Gaal’s decision to freeze him out at Old Trafford.

However, Turkish newspaper Fanatik are today promoting the possibility of Besiktas turning to Ospina if for some reason Valdes’ deal falls through - what it would take for that to happen is anyone’s guess.

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