Some of Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Quotes
If you love English football, you probably have heard of the legendary Arsene Wenger. 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. 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. Without a doubt Arsene will go down in history as one of the greatest foreign managers in England. Over the years Arsene has had a great deal to say about other managers, referees, regarding players and also about the game in general. 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 many years arsenal fans and Tottenham fans have hated each other and produced some of the most exciting matches in the premier league. Arsene Wenger has said a lot about Tottenham however just one is remembered by most folks. 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. Their rivalry was so heated they almost fought in front of the fans. There has been numerous exchanges of insults between the two managers. 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. 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.