In light of his side’s recent embarrassing exit from the Champions League knock-out stages at the hands of Monaco, Arsene Wenger has reportedly called for an end to the away goals rule, according to reports from the Telegraph.
After the match, the down-beaten Arsenal boss only had criticism for the game’s current ruling, and its apparent old fashioned nature.
He said: “Two teams have gone out on away goals, which I think should be questioned because it’s a rule that is outdated now and that has to be changed.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 now.”
The defeat is yet another departure from the last 16 of the Champions League for the Gunners, which inevitably does no favours for Arsene Wenger in his attempts to eventually win the entire tournament.
His side will therefore strive on throughout the course of next season to try and better their fortunes and finally give some strength to claims that the Gunners are truly worthy of doing their thing on the biggest stage of club football.
As of yet, however, this latest defeat to Monaco doesn’t exactly shine Arsenal’s hopes of winning further silverware in the most positive light – especially if the away goals rule is said to be one of the main reasons behind their exit.