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 soccer team which is among the biggest clubs in England for over 20 years. 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. 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. 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. Tottenham and Arsenal fans have despised each other for decades which has produced some of the most exciting matches in English football. 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 surely gave arsenal fans a reason to laugh and Tottenham fans a reason to hate arsenal more.
Arsene Wenger has also had lots of rivalries with 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 has also had a lot to say about Manchester United’s former manager and the most successful manager in English football 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 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 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. When asked about it he claimed he says it to protect his players.