Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Quotes
You probably have heard of the great Arsene Wenger if you are a football fan. He is one of the greatest and longest serving managers to manage a football club in England. He has been a manager of Arsenal football club which is one of the biggest clubs in England for over two decades. In that period he has had a stunning record winning over 16 trophies and keeping arsenal in the Champions League for over 20 consecutive 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 time Arsene has said a lot about players, managers, referees, and also about the game generally. Below are a few examples of hilarious quotes made by Arsene Wenger.
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 an occasion Wenger said he tried to watch a Tottenham game 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.
There has also been many rivalries between Arsene Wenger and other managers. The biggest rivalry has been with Jose Mourinho who is also one of the most successful managers in football. The rivalry has even seen the two managers almost fight in front of thousands of fans. Both managers have insulted each other in public on multiple occasions. A memorable quote is when Arsene Wenger said that instead of making him more intelligent Mourinho’s success had made him much more stupid. Arsene also said a lot concerning the very successful manager in and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The most memorable quote is when Wenger accused of Ferguson of knowing the fan who threw pizza and soup at him during a heated match at in Manchester.
Arsene Wenger has also had a lot to say about referees. Whenever they lose a match it is common for managers to blame the loss on the referees’ decisions. Wenger has been quoted saying referees are protected like the lions in a zoo which makes going after them for poor decisions impossible. He also has been quoted many times saying he did not see his players commit a foul which everyone including the referee saw and took action against. When asked about it he claimed he says it to protect his players.