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 magnificent record winning more than 16 cups and keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for over 20 years consecutively. Without a doubt Arsene will go down in history as one of the greatest foreign managers 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. Below are some of Arsene Wenger’s greatest quotes.
One of the greatest derbies in English football is the arsenal versus Tottenham derby, also known 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 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 quote made Arsenal fans laugh at their rivals and Tottenham fans hate Wenger 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 hurled insults at each other 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 had a lot to say about the most successful manager in English football and former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. He once accused Sir Alex of knowing the person who threw soup and pizza at him during a game at Old Trafford.
Referees have also been mentioned a few times during Arsene Wenger’s rants. It is very common for managers to attack the referees when they lose a match. Wenger was quoted saying referees are protected like lions at the zoo which makes seeking action against them Impossible when they make lousy decisions. 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.