Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal would have won 2006 Champions if VAR was used'

Arsene Wenger: 'Arsenal would have won 2006 Champions if VAR was used'

- Arsene Wenger reveals that his biggest regret as a manager was not winning the Champions League

- The former Arsenal boss said that if the VAR was used in the 2006 final against Barcelona it would have been a different story

- Barcelona scored two goals against a 10-man Arsenal in the final 14 minutes of the game and won the match 2-1

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal would have made history if the VAR was existing in the 2006 Champions League final against Barcelona.

The legendary manager insisted that the technology would have ruled out Samuel Eto'o's equalizer that brought the game level.

Arsenal had led 1-0 until the final 14 minutes of match as Barcelona scored two goals that changed the course of the game.

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Henrik Larson delivered an inch-perfect to Eto'o who put the ball past Manual Almunia and that moment still haunts Wenger.

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A video replay showed the Cameroonian striker was in an offside position when the pass was made and the failure by officials to spot call still eats away at Wenger.

When asked which game he wishes VAR had been used on, Wenger told beIN Sports: "It is the final of the 2006 Champions League, because I think Eto'o's equaliser was offside.

"That would have changed the history of Arsenal football club."

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The pain of not lifting the Champions League trophy because of a wrong decision was clear on the Frenchman at the time.

In the aftermath of the game, he said: "It's difficult to accept losing a game any way but worse when you have to accept losing it on a wrong decision.

"The equaliser was offside and it was proven on television. We have to do something about it. It is my biggest regret.

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"To play 11 against 10 and be on top in that situation, but then to concede an offside goal, is difficult to accept."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Luis Suarez has revealed that he went through emotional stress after Barcelona suffered a shock defeat to Liverpool in last season's Champions League semi finals.

The Spanish club surrendered a 3-0 first leg lead at Camp Nou as they lost 4-0 to Jurgen Klopp's side at Anfield, who went on to win the trophy.

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