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’s been managing Arsenal football club for over 21 years which is one of the top four clubs in English players. 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. 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 quote made Arsenal fans laugh at their rivals and Tottenham fans hate Wenger 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. 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 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 also was quoted several times saying he did not find his players guilty of an offense that everyone including him and the referee saw. When asked about it he claimed he says it to protect his players.