If you are a football fan, you probably have heard of the great Arsene Wenger. He is one of the best and longest serving managers to head a football club in England. He has been a manager of Arsenal soccer team which is among the biggest clubs in England for over 20 years. 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 no secret that Arsene will be remembered as one of the greatest foreign managers to ever manage an English team. 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.
One of the greatest derbies in English football is the arsenal versus Tottenham derby, also known 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 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. One of the longest running rivalries between managers is the rivalry between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho who is also a very successful manager. The rivalry has even seen the two managers almost fight in front of thousands of fans. There has been numerous exchanges of insults between the two managers. Arsene Wenger once said that when you give success to stupid people they become even more stupid in reference to Mourinho. Arsene also had a lot to say about the most successful manager in English football 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 not been spared in Arsene Wenger’s rants. In football almost 90% of all the losing sides blame the referee for one reason or the other. 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. In his defense he said he denies his players’ fouls in order to safeguard them.