Some of Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Quotes
If you are a football fan, you probably have heard of the great Arsene Wenger. He is not only one of the greatest managers to ever manage a football club in England but he is also the longest serving manager in the history of football. 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 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. 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 said a lot about Tottenham however just one is remembered by most folks. There was a time Wenger said he fell asleep watching the Tottenham game on TV in his hotel room. 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. One of the longest running rivalries between managers is the rivalry between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho who is also a very successful manager. There was a time the rivalry was so heated they almost fought in public. 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 said a lot concerning the very successful manager in 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. Whenever they lose a match it is common for managers to blame the loss on the referees’ decisions. 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 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’ wrong doing to protect them.