Arsene Wenger has slammed a decision by Premier League clubs to not use VAR next season, calling the decision "very, very bad" and warning that it leaves English football "behind the rest of the world."
Premier League clubs voted on Friday that the much-debated video assistant referee system will not be used in the competition next season as testing continues in cup games.
Wenger criticised the decision after Arsenal were denied a possible penalty for handball in the first half of Sunday's 2-1 loss at Newcastle.
"The referee is the referee. What you want is to help the referees. Unfortunately the Premier League has again decided not to go for VAR and personally I believe that is a very, very bad decision," Wenger told a news conference.