Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants independent diving panel

With diving back on the agenda this season following a host of controversial incidents, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants to see an independent diving panel, reports BBC Sport.

The 65-year-old wants a panel full of people with “experience in the game” to punish “obvious cases”.

“I am against diving, but the only way players will stop doing it is if they can get punished. We should punish after the game. The problem will be to decide when it was obvious diving or not. That is a big issue and sometimes it is not obvious,” he added.

This season has seen a host of issues brought to the forefront – more so regarding Chelsea players – with referees still being inconsistent with their punishments for diving. Some players get booked, while others receive no punishment, and it’s something that will never leave the game until it’s fully clamped down upon.

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