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Some of Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Quotes

If you love English football, you probably have heard of the legendary 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. He has had a glorious run as Arsenal football manager winning more than 16 cups and keeping Arsenal in the Champions League consecutively for more than twenty years. Without a doubt Arsene will go down in history as one of the greatest foreign managers 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.

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 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. 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 also had a lot to say about the most successful manager in English football 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. 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 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’ wrong doing to protect them.