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 magnificent record winning more than 16 cups and keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for over 20 years consecutively. 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 past two decades Arsene has had a lot to say about players, referees, other managers and also about the game in general. Below are a few examples of hilarious quotes made by Arsene Wenger.
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 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 is a time Wenger said he was watching a Tottenham game on TV in his hotel room but fell asleep watching it. That quote made Arsenal fans laugh at their rivals and Tottenham fans hate Wenger more.
There has also been many rivalries between Arsene Wenger and other managers. Probably the greatest rivalry between managers is the rivalry between Jose Mourinho who is also very successful and Arsene Wenger. Their rivalry was so heated they almost fought in front of the fans. 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 also said a lot concerning the very successful manager in and former Manchester United manager 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 been mentioned a few times during Arsene Wenger’s rants. It is very common for managers to attack the referees when they lose a match. 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. In his defense he said he denies his players’ fouls in order to safeguard them.