“If anyone thought Arsene Wenger and his barmy ideas had left football, you’d better think again.
He might not be in management any longer, but he’s still wielding some rather worrying influence and remains a danger to football.
Football as we know it, at least, not football as he’d like it.
He is now employed as FIFA’s global football development chief and his latest suggestion is to say the offside law needs revising so that your nose, for instance, doesn’t get you offside.
He basically wants daylight between the defender and attacking player for an offside to be called and that left Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl wondering whether Wenger really wants to do away with the offside rule altogether?
Well, he’s already tried to get rid of tackling, so don’t be that surprised by Hassenhuttl’s suggestion.
Let’s be honest, if Wenger could have his way, we’d do away with football boots and all be wearing ballet shoes instead.
I can remember watching an Arsenal under-21 game at The Emirates which was played after the Arsenal v Stoke game in the Premier League.
It was as if tackling had been outlawed and it was interceptions only, because no-one dare put in a tackle.
Presumably if they had, they’d have had the Arsenal manager at the time to answer to!”