Arsenal boss Wenger criticises Premier League's VAR delay
April 16 (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the Premier League's decision to delay the implementation of the video assistant referee system (VAR) means the English top flight is being left behind.
The 20 top-flight teams voted against introducing the system for the league's 2018-19 season after trial runs in the cup competitions received mixed reviews.
"The Premier League has been created with people who had a progressive mind... ," Wenger told reporters after Arsenal's 2-1 league defeat by Newcastle United on Sunday. "Overall, I believe that with that decision we are behind the rest of the world.
"The young generation is used to (VAR) and worldwide they might move away from us because they see that in other countries they do it.
"Unfortunately the Premier League has again decided not to go for VAR and personally I believe that is a very, very bad decision," Wenger added.
Arsenal host West Ham United on Sunday. (Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengalurul Editing by Peter Rutherford )