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Arsene Wenger Quotes (Arsenal)

Updated on June 23, 2011

Arsene Wenger Quotes

As a manager I think Arsene Wenger is right up there along with other excellent football/soccer managers like Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.  Over the years Wenger has produced some beautiful football and been an honour to have as a Premier League manager.

The frenchman often offers his views on many subjects and has also often been talked about by other managers and involved in some arguments. However although I am a proud Man United fan I really do respect the man.

The Frenchmen often says things from a different perspective and you can see from some of his quotes he is an intelligent, funny and witty man!

I hope you enjoy all of the following Arsene Wenger quotes and you must also realise all of these quotes appear on other sites but I have collected these brilliant quotes together for you and provided a nicer layout and other features!

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Arsene Wenger  Pic from Sportmax
Arsene Wenger Pic from Sportmax

Top Arsene Wenger Quotes

"When I first came to Arsenal, I realised the back four were all university graduates in the art of defending. As for Tony Adams, I consider him to be a doctor of defence. He is simply outstanding."

"I tried to watch the Tottenham match on television in my hotel yesterday, but I fell asleep."

"If you eat caviar every day it's difficult to return to sausages."

"If I asked you who was the best team in the world you would say Brazil. And do they play good football? Yes. Which club won everything last year? Barcelona. Good football. I am not against being pragmatic, because it is pragmatic to make a good pass, not a bad one. If I have the ball, what do I do with it? Could anybody argue that a bad solution like just kicking it away is pragmatic just because, sometimes, it works by accident?"

“I’m surprised England fans booed… I thought they were asleep” (About England in the 2010 World Cup!)

Chelsea were dangerous with the long ball - they do it very well. They were very direct

“Is the title over or not? I don't believe so. If everyone is right about the championship, then let's stop, give them the trophy and then start again.”

" I don't kick dressing room doors, or the cat - or even journalists.

"Maybe people will be surprised that I have signed an Englishman but I looked at his quality and not his passport. Francis is a 'fox in the box'."

Arsene Wenger Quotes About Sir Alex Ferguson

Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson used to have a tough time getting on and so there are many quotes about each other over the years.  

"Ferguson should calm down. Maybe it would have been better if he had put us against a wall and shot us."

"Ferguson's out of order. He has lost all sense of reality. He is going out looking for a confrontation, then asking the person he is confronting to apologise. He's pushed the cork in a bit far this time."

He [Sir Alex Ferguson] doesn't interest me and doesn't matter to me at all. I will never answer to any provocation from him any more."

 "What I don't understand is that he does what he wants and you are all at his feet."

"No. Perhaps he sent it by horse." (After being asked by journalists if he had received Sir Alex Ferguson`s apology.

More Wenger Quotes

"Gerard Houllier's thoughts on the matter echo mine. He thinks that what the national coaches are doing is like taking the car from his garage without even asking permission. They will then use the car for ten days and abandon it in a field without any petrol left in the tank. We then have to recover it, but it is broken down. Then a month later they will come to take your car again, and for good measure you're expected to be nice about it." (International Football)

"We do not buy superstars. We make them."

"I did not see the incident."


"At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory."

 "Despite the global warming, England is still not warm enough for him."

"What is more funny is when we get kicked. Some people say before the games, 'we know how to play Arsenal, we have to kick them.' Nobody in the whole country is absolutely upset by that."

Diet Quotes

"I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables."

"What's really dreadful is the diet in Britain. The whole day you drink tea with milk and coffee with milk and cakes. If you had a fantasy world of what you shouldn't eat in sport, it's what you eat here."

 "I lived for two years in Japan and it was the best diet I ever had. The whole way of life there is linked to health. Their diet is basically boiled vegetables, fish and rice. No fat, no sugar. You notice when you live there that there are no fat people."

"One of the things I discovered in Japan was from watching sumo wrestling. At the end you can never tell who has won the fight, and who has lost, because they do not show their emotion because it could embarrass the loser. It is unbelievable. That is why I try to teach my team politeness. It is only here in England that everybody pokes their tongue out when they win."

(This makes me laugh - if you look at the previous quote you will see why.  He goes on about there are no fat people in Japan and then says "there are no fat people"!)

Arsene Wenger Quotes

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      ns1209 7 years ago from UK - England

      Thanks for your comment napersie and he is a great manager and that is why I made this hub about Arsene.

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      napersie 7 years ago

      Arsene wenger is a very fantastic player-developing coach who i think that's is how football should be managed.i think if there was no transfer market, arsenal would have scooped every possible trophy both inside England an outside.he should be honored cause england are lucky to have such coach. but one thing he should avoid is making too much comment.