RALPH Hasenhuttl believes football should give up on offside entirely if Arsene Wenger's VAR recommendations come into effect.

The Saints manager has rejected former Arsenal chief Wenger's calls to alter offside rulings in VAR, in his role as global football development chief with FIFA.

Wenger wants to extend the margin on offside calls "so we don't say a part of his nose was offside".

But Austrian Hasenhuttl has rejected those calls as potentially destructive to the entire offside rule.

"To be honest the only rule that really works in VAR is the offside so far in my opinion," said Hasenhuttl.

"And we want to change this? I don't know why.

"It's the only black-and-white decision which is always right or wrong. The rest is subjective.

"If we change it the way he wants to do it we can stop playing offside because it won't work any more.

"It will change the game massively in my opinion.

"The only thing that really works well at the moment is the decision about offside. And everything else we must discuss more.

“As I always say, the final decision should be with the on-field referee. I have the opinion that it would be easier for them to look at the screen rather than wait for someone else to do it.

“It leaves you as the most responsible man on the pitch and this is what we all want.

“Before this season, this was always my opinion.”