Arsene Wenger Claims Offside Decisions Will Be 'Automated' For The Qatar World Cup

Arsene Wenger believes offside calls will be decided by technology as early as next year as he claims the process must be made quicker.

Technology has already taking a prominent role in refereeing decisions in football with VAR and goal-line technology in effect across the game globally. 

But the formal Arsenal manager claims it is taking too long for offside decisions to be made by VAR.  

Wenger, who is in charge of global development at FIFA, believes it is time for football to take the next step forward and make offside calls 'automated' and ease the pressure on referees.

The Frenchman says VAR is too slow to make decisions and insists the process must be streamlined to make it more efficient in time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 

'We must continue to progress in the speed of decision-making, particularly in terms of offside,' he said, via Goal.