Arsene Wenger’s Hilarious Quotes
If you are a football fan, you probably have heard of the great Arsene Wenger. 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. 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. Below are some of Arsene Wenger’s greatest quotes.
Without a doubt one of the most heated derbies in English football is that of Arsenal versus Tottenham derby, also referred to as the north London derby. For many years arsenal fans and Tottenham fans have hated each other and produced some of the most exciting matches in the premier league. Arsene Wenger has made many quotes about Tottenham but most people remember only one. There is a time Wenger said he was watching a Tottenham game on TV 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. Probably the greatest rivalry between managers is the rivalry between Jose Mourinho who is also very successful and Arsene Wenger. 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 Mourinho’s success had made him much more stupid instead of making him more intelligent. 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. The most memorable quote is when Wenger accused of Ferguson of knowing the fan who threw pizza and soup at him during a heated match at in Manchester.
Referees have also not been spared in 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 stating referees are protected just like the lions at the zoo which makes seeking action against them when they make 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’ wrong doing to protect them.