Arsene Wenger backs sin bins

Arsene Wenger
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger calls for the introduction of sin bins into football.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that football would benefit from the introduction of sin bins.

Temporary exclusions, as used in rugby, have proved to be successful in recent years and Wenger is very much an advocate of that particular punishment.

"A sin bin is worth thinking about in my opinion. Sometimes you see a guy is on the fringes of his temper, on a moody day," Wenger told Arsenal Magazine.

"Maybe if the referee can take him out for 10 minutes – like in rugby – then it would be a chance for the manager to tell him to calm down, focus on his game. That would be better in the long run.

"There are other advantages too. For example, if a guy gets a second yellow, he's suspended for the next game. But, he might be facing Man United in his next game, so they have an advantage, yet the team that he fouled against on the day has no advantage."

Arsenal face Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.

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