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Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger has campaign to see a change in the offside rule during throw-ins to prevent teams adopting long throw tactics at a recent UEFA coach convention.

The French boss recently met in Switzerland with fellow managers Sir Alex Ferguson Pep Guardiola and Andre Villas-Boas to discuss ways to improve the game.

One of the suggestions the Arsenal boss made was to change the rule allowing players not to be offside from a throw in.


Ajax coach Frank De Boer said of the Arsenal manager: "Arsene wondered if we could get rid of the 'no offside from a throw' rule."

"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."

The Arsenal manager also was clarification over the use of a towel before a throw in was taken.

Stoke City are the biggest exponents of the long throw, which on countless occasions has caught out The Gunners.

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