You probably have heard of the great Arsene Wenger if you are a football fan. 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 magnificent record winning more than 16 cups and keeping Arsenal in the Champions League for over 20 years consecutively. Without a doubt Arsene will go down in history as one of the greatest foreign managers 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. Tottenham and Arsenal fans have despised each other for decades which has produced some of the most exciting matches in English football. 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 surely gave arsenal fans a reason to laugh and Tottenham fans a reason to hate arsenal 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. 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 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 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.