If you love English football, you probably have heard of the legendary 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 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. It’s no secret that Arsene will be remembered as one of the greatest foreign managers to ever manage an English team. Over time Arsene has said a lot about players, managers, referees, and also about the game generally. 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 many quotes about Tottenham but most people remember only one. There was a time Wenger said he fell asleep watching the Tottenham game on TV in his hotel room. That surely gave arsenal fans a reason to laugh and Tottenham fans a reason to hate arsenal more.
There has also been many rivalries between Arsene Wenger and other 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. Both managers have insulted each other in public on multiple occasions. 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 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 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.