Arsene Wenger is the last manager that won the Premier League for Arsenal and he is also one of the most successful managers that the club has had.
One can say that the Frenchman revolutionised football when he was at the helm at Arsenal and he is looking to revolutionise the game entirely now.
He left his managerial job at Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and the Frenchman has moved on, he is now the Chief Head of Global Football Development at FIFA, a position that gives him the chance to effect rule changes in the game.
The 70-year-old was speaking about the game recently and he revealed his plans. He wants to make changes to stuff like the offside rule, throw-ins and corner kicks.
The most interesting change could be players kicking the ball into the pitch instead of throwing in as it is now.
‘I would like to change the throw-in rule: five minutes before the end, a throw-in for you should be an advantage, but in these situations you are facing 10 outfield players in play, whilst you only have nine,’ Wenger told L’Equipe via Mail Online.
‘Stats show that in eight out of 10 of those throw-in situations, you lose the ball.
‘In your half of the pitch, you should have the possibility to take a kick instead.’
Also explaining his desire to change the offside rule, he said: ‘For the moment, you are offside if a part of your body that you can score with sits ahead of the body of a defender.
‘I would like it to be that there is no offside so long as a (single) body part which a player can score with is in line with the defender.
‘This could be too much of an advantage for an attacker, because that obliges the defenders to play higher up.’
‘We are also considering other things: a corner that goes out of play and comes back in could be made valid, this would create new goal scoring opportunities,’ Wenger added.
‘There is also the option of quickly playing a free-kick to yourself.’