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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side of 2005-06 may have claimed Champions League glory.

If video assistant referees (VAR) had been introduced at an earlier time.

Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal would have won 2006 Champions League with VAR's technologyVAR’s are currently being trialled at the Confederations Cup in Russia, with the technology already showing it’s ability in the tournament’s early stages. And the Frenchman says if VAR’s had been introduced during the Gunners’ loss to Barcelona that season things may well have been different.

“I would choose Barcelona’s equaliser [by Samuel Eto’o] in the 2006 Champions League final because it was offside, and we were 1-0 up with 30 minutes to go. That’s the trophy I miss here, you know, so that is for me the most important one,” he told Arsenal Player when asked which decisions the VAR may have overturned in the past.

Wenger also named Robin van Persie’s red card against Barcelona in 2011 and Laurent Koscielny’s dismissal against Bayern Munich in last year’s competition as other decisions which would have been overturned.

“The second one I would choose is the second yellow card for Robin van Persie at Barcelona in 2011, because this was the moment we were qualified against a very strong team, and it was a very difficult decision to accept — it basically killed our chances,” Wenger said. “After that maybe I go to a more recent decision — against Bayern Munich when Laurent Koscielny was sent off for a penalty when [Robert] Lewandowski was offside. That just comes to my mind now but maybe I forget many, many, many, many more.”

Originally published at outside90.com

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