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Wenger demands end of Away Goals

Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger is adamant there is no crisis in English football and has once again called for the away goals ruling to be abolished after his side were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16.

Arsenal failed to reach the latter stages for the fifth consecutive season after they were eliminated from the competition by the away goals rule following their 3-3 aggregate draw with Monaco this week.

The Arsenal manager says he was not in the mood to analyse why no English teams were able to reach the quarter finals after Manchester City and Chelsea were also beaten at the same stage of the competition.

But he does feel there could have been a different outcome for both Arsenal and Chelsea if the away goals ruling had not been there.

Wenger has urged UEFA to have a major re-think over the structure of the competition and feels the rule should only come into consideration after extra time.

Wenger said: “Two teams have gone out on away goals, which I think should be questioned because it’s a rule that is outdated now and that has to be changed. I’ve fought for that for a long time.”

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