Arsene Wenger has criticized the Premier League’s refusal in institute VAR for next season, claiming the success of league has made it more risk averse.
Premier League clubs voted against implementing the VAR for the 2018-19, though the system will continued to be trialled during that span.
“At the moment, I would say that the Premier League is very conservative in all its decision-making,”
Wenger said. “You can see that with VAR and you see it as well with standing. I’m a bit more [understanding] with standing – because you can raise government rules, safety rules – than with VAR. Personally I’m in favour of it.”
Wenger further expounded on the idea that the refusal to institute VAR suggests a change in the league, as he thought the creators of the league wished to be trendsetters, not followers.