Some of 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 best and longest serving managers to head 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 the years Arsene has had a great deal to say about other managers, referees, regarding players and also about the game in general. The following are a few of Arsene Wenger’s best quotes.
Certainly one of the greatest derbies in football is the Arsenal versus Tottenham derby, also called 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 hilarious quotes on Tottenham but one is remembered by most people as one of the funniest quotes ever. 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.
Arsene Wenger has also had lots of rivalries with 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. 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. It is very common for managers to attack the referees when they lose a match. Wenger has been quoted saying referees are protected like the lions in a zoo which makes going after them for 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’ fouls in order to safeguard them.