Wenger: Throw out throw-ins

LONDON - Football could be sped up by replacing throw-ins with kick-ins, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Saturday.

The Frenchman believes some clubs gain an unfair advantage simply because they have a player who can propel the ball long distances with their throws.

"For example at Stoke, for Rory Delap it is like kicking the ball," Wenger told the club's official website on the eve of Sunday's Premier League home game against Aston Villa.

"It is a little bit of an unfair advantage. He is using a strength that is usually not a strength in football.

"So (the rule I would change would be) maybe to play throw-ins by foot. Why not? I think it would make the game quicker," added Wenger.