Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Quotes
If you love English football, you probably have heard of the legendary Arsene Wenger. He is one of the best and longest serving managers to head a football club in England. He’s been managing Arsenal football club for over 21 years which is one of the top four clubs in English players. He has had a glorious run as Arsenal football manager winning more than 16 cups and keeping Arsenal in the Champions League consecutively for more than twenty years. It’s safe to say Arsene will go down into history as one of the best foreign managers in to ever manage a club in England. Over the past two decades Arsene has had a lot to say about players, referees, other managers and also about the game in general. The following are a few of Arsene Wenger’s best quotes.
Without a doubt one of the most heated derbies in English football is that of Arsenal versus Tottenham derby, also referred to as the north London derby. For a lot of years Tottenham and Arsenal fans hatred has produced some of the most exciting matches in the English premier league. Arsene Wenger has made many quotes about Tottenham but most people remember only one. There is a time Wenger said he was watching a Tottenham game on TV in his hotel room but fell asleep watching it. That comment game Arsenal fans a reason to laugh and Tottenham fans a reason to hate Wenger even more.
Arsene Wenger has also had many rivalries with top English football managers. Probably the greatest rivalry between managers is the rivalry between Jose Mourinho who is also very successful and Arsene Wenger. There was a time the rivalry was so heated they almost fought in public. Both managers have insulted each other in public on multiple occasions. Arsene Wenger once said that Mourinho’s success had made him much more stupid instead of making him more intelligent. Arsene has also had a lot to say about Manchester United’s former manager and the most successful manager in English football Sir Alex Ferguson. Everybody remembers when Wenger accused of Ferguson of hiding the identity of the fan who threw soup and pizza at him at in Manchester during a game.
Referees have also been mentioned a few times during Arsene Wenger’s rants. In football almost 90% of all the losing sides blame the referee for one reason or the other. Wenger was quoted stating referees are protected just like the lions at the zoo which makes seeking action against them when they make poor decisions impossible. He further has been quoted on multiple occasions claiming he did not see the foul his player committed even when it was clear to everyone else. In his defense he said he denies his players’ wrong doing to protect them.