Arsene Wenger is the Premier League’s longest serving manager. When he arrived at Arsenal in 1996 he completely reinvented things. From changing players’ lifestyles to signing unknowns from Europe, and France in particular, he changed the face of Football in England forever.
His Arsenal side were the main threat to Manchester United’s dominance in the 2000’s and the first side to really put Sir Alex Ferguson’s nose out of joint.
Three Premier League titles and, a record, seven FA Cup wins make him one of the all time greats.
Known as the Professor for his thoughtful approach to the game, as well as, you know, looking like a teacher, he has never been afraid to stick the verbal boot in when it comes to his rivals. Always supportive of his own team to the point of blindness, despite the calls for #WengerOut, there’s no doubt, the Arsenal faithful will be sad when he does decide to hang up that ridiculously big coat
What he said…
“He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.” – Not actually about Donald Trump.
“I didn’t see it.” – The Classic.
“Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them.” – Believe it or not kids, the Gunners were a nasty bunch back in the day.
“Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.” – Just a small dig.
“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?” – Seriously. That’s actually a great point.
“I’m not scared to spend money, if you go out with me one night you will understand that” – Pints are on Big Weng tonight lads!
“At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.” – True, but maybe get some older players in Arsene.
“We were considering him (Ruud van Nistelrooy) and Francis Jeffers and, in the end, we went for Jeffers.” – Not the best decision he ever made.
“In my job, you expect to suffer. That’s why when I go to hell one day, it will be less painful for me than you, because I’m used to suffering.” – Wenger hell = an eternity of difficult zips.
“The penalty decision was Old Traffordish” – Ohhhh burn.