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Aaron Ramsey: Football should follow rugby with video technology

Arsenal midfielder vents frustration after goal is ruled out in Liverpool clash

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help officials get big decisions correct after seeing his effort against Liverpool wrongly chalked off for offside.

The Wales midfielder struck in the first half of Monday's 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium but was deemed offside when collecting Santi Cazorla's pass and finishing past Simon Mignolet.

However replays showed he was in line with Martin Skrtel and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said he knew Ramsey was onside even though he was watching from his technical area.

"Of course," Ramsey replied when asked if players want technology used.

"On another day we should have been 1-0 up. To look at a video for 20 seconds would maybe have changed the outcome of the game.

"It should have stood. I thought I held my run and I thought I was onside.

"I think we can take a leaf out of rugby. They do it really well. You see on the screens, and they get the decision right. Football can learn from that."

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