Arsenal manager believes widening goal posts – currently 7.32 meters long and 2.44 meters high – would guarantee offensive play would be better rewarded, and cause “massive discomfort” alongside who would only be interested in defense.
The Gunners boss was speaking in a question and answer session on the Gunners Twitter account when asked what he would like to see changed in football.
“I would increase the targets,” he replied.
“So for teams who want to stay deep all the time, they will suffer, and then we will see more attacking football.
“Today, I fear that football will become a little more defensive and try to avoid the opponent playing. “
” This [goals being made bigger] will generate tremendous discomfort in teams who want to stay deep and defend the whole game. ”
When Arteta was told that his goalkeeper Bernd Leno might not like this change, he said: “He will not be happy but our job will be to have the ball as far away from him as possible, so I hope that ‘he will be fine! ”
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Arteta was the first major figure in English football to register a positive coronavirus test last month, but having fully recovered, he says he is busy during his time at home.
“I’m reading a bit,” he continued.
“I’m also a big barbecue fan, so when we have time and the weather is as good as it has been, I like to cook a little barbecue outside. For me, it’s a moment of relaxation.
“Then I also spend time with children, with our profession, we don’t have much time to spend hours with them and sometimes they need it, and I also like to spend time with them. “