Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe English football has a “hooligan problem” and has called for a return to safe standing at stadiums, reports BBC Sport.

Crowd trouble marred West Ham’s EFL Cup fourth-round home win over Chelsea on Wednesday.

“You cannot say 200 people is a general problem in the country,” said Wenger.

“Hopefully West Ham will get rid of the problem very quickly. I am in favour of the resurgence of standing behind the goals and that is not a good advert to come back to standing.”

“I feel the closer you are to a position of a player the more passionate it is,” said Wenger.

“It would enable you to have lower prices as you would have more spectators and maybe a more passionate atmosphere.”

Hammers vice-chairwoman Karren Brady said the club would ban all fans involved in the violence. The club says it is finalising the identification of 200 individuals.