Wenger wants to swap throw-ins for kick-ins as he outlines four rule changes

Arsene Wenger wants to swap throw-ins for kick-ins as he plans radical changes to the rulebook.

It is just one of four rules he wants to see overhauled with offsides and corners also set to be shook up.

The legendary Frenchman left his role as Arsenal manager in 2018 after 22 years in the job.

Last year, he took on the role as Chief Head of Global Football Development with FIFA.

Part of the job description includes helping along the process of rule and law changes in the game of football.

With many years of experience at the age of 70, Wenger has seen nearly everything that could happen on a pitch.

And, now in a position of power, the former tactician has some radical changes in mind, starting with the offside rule.

He wants to see more of an advantage given to attacking players, with strikers considered onside if any part of the body they can score with is level with the last defender.

Set-pieces are also in line for a shake-up – with corners and throw-ins to be changed to give attacking teams more benefits.

Wenger 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 goalscoring opportunities.

"There is also the option of quickly playing a free-kick to yourself.

"I would also 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 ten outfield players in play, whilst you only have nine.

"Stats show that in eight out of ten 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.”

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