What are Arsène Wenger’s best quotes as Arsenal boss?

What are Arsene Wenger’s best quotes as Arsenal boss?
To my mind, Arsene Wenger has brought a huge amount to the Premier
League. He introduced strict training regimes, promoted the importance
of a club’s youth policy, nurtured some of the world’s best players
and entertained us with Arsenal’s passing football.
Amongst all this though, he has provided the media with some fantastic
quotations over the years. Whether he is being deadly serious,
humorous, having a rant or commenting on the England national team, it
is always of interest.
Here are some of my personal favourites, but please comment with some
of yours as well. There are plenty out there!
“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.”
“At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the
important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good
confidence.”
“We didn’t think he (Reyes) would play on Sunday because he was
suspended – that makes me think he has all the qualities to join
Arsenal!”
“I’m ready to take the blame for all the problems of English football
if that is what he (Ferguson) wants.”
“We do not buy superstars. We make them.”
There you go then, a few to get you going. What are your favourite
Wenger quotes? Do you think he should speak his mind as much as he
does? Leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Excellent win last night by the way. It was a really professional
display where Arsenal had to be patient, but eventually got the goals
that their performance deserved. To have Arshavin playing in the
Champions League is such a bonus and he is turning into one of
Wenger’s most influential players.
Should be another victory against Blackburn at home this weekend, but
in the mean time – let me hear your favourite Wenger quotes!To my mind, Arsene Wenger has brought a huge amount to the Premier

To my mind, Arsène Wenger has brought a huge amount to the Premier League. He introduced strict training regimes, promoted the importance of a club’s youth policy, nurtured some of the world’s best players, and entertained us with Arsenal’s passing football.

Amongst all this though, he has provided the media with some fantastic quotations over the years. Whether he is being deadly serious, humorous, having a rant or commenting on the England national team, it is always of interest.

Here are some of my personal favourites, but please comment with some of yours as well. There are plenty out there!

“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.”

“At a young age winning is not the most important thing…the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.”

“We didn’t think he (Reyes) would play on Sunday because he was suspended – that makes me think he has all the qualities to join Arsenal!”

“I’m ready to take the blame for all the problems of English football if that is what he (Ferguson) wants.”

“We do not buy superstars. We make them.”

There you go then, a few to get you going. What are your favourite Wenger quotes? Do you think he should speak his mind as much as he does?

Excellent win last night by the way. It was a really professional display where Arsenal had to be patient, but eventually got the goals that their performance deserved. To have Arshavin playing in the Champions League is such a bonus and he is turning into one of Wenger’s most influential players.

If you’re interested in Wenger before Arsenal, read about Arsene at Monaco and watch a fascinating Wenger video interview from 1984.

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20 thoughts on “What are Arsène Wenger’s best quotes as Arsenal boss?

  1. Matt

    “Everyone thinks he has the prettier wife at home” (in response to Ferguson saying that ManU were the better team even though Arsenal had just won the league).

    1. messi

      lol typical arsene with a confused face i can see it right now in my mind and hear it too lol legend he is!

  2. Le Sagna

    “I don’t think that this guy should play again. When these tackles happen, they always say that he is not that sort of player. But you only have to kill someone once and you have a dead person”

  3. peter

    “the championship is a long marraton and its hard to say its over in november”[arsene commenting on the possibility of winning the league last two years

  4. BooMeR

    cant remember the exact context, but I loved the quote on global warming on the reyes issue.
    “Despite the global warming, England is still not warm enough for him.”
    something like that, when reyes was on the brink of moving.

  5. Hadley

    “Gérard (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. ”

    “If people come to your window and talk to your wife every night, you can’t accept it without asking what is happening.”

    “It’s wrong the league programme is extended so Man Utd can rest up and win everything”

  6. goonerboy

    When asked if he had recieved an apology that Fergie had apparently sent him – ” No, perhaps he sent it by horse”. Classic

      1. goonerboy

        Long time ago, late 90’s maybe. It was in an interview after a Sky game, just remember it because it made me laugh – still does actually. Wish I could remember what Fergie had done to warrant an apology

  7. kunle

    in reaction to Adebayor’s misdemeanor against arsenal.:) “what can you do about stupidity? i need my energy for intelligence” makes the list of the best quotes i’ve ever heard.

  8. ryan

    i love his quotes. almost all his interviews after games are exactly the same ‘we showed character, we are young and improving’ etc etc etc

    HOWEVER every once in a while when he gets really riled usually he comes out with an absolute gem which makes watching them all worth while. i wouldn’t miss one of his hilarious/genius outbursts for the world

    i love the man!

  9. Wenger has addressed the “Sit down you paedophile” chants to which he was subjected during last month’s defeat at Manchester United. “It is created by rumours at the start and then people bite, but what can you do about stupidity?” he said. “I need my energy for intelligence.”

  10. daniel

    for me it has to be when he was asked:

    Q. how did you see the foul incident for the penalty

    and he INSTANTLY replied.

    “from the bench”

    LOVE THE GUY!!

  11. messi

    Arsene Wengers pre conference against Aston Villa last season at the emirates when we lost 2-0. One of the media spokesmen asked Arsene a question saying,
    “Arsene you must admire Aston Villa for all the english talented players they have in their squad?”

    Arsene slowly nodded his head sideways in disappointment, same time smiling and replied back,
    “Look, I’m a football manager, not a passport manager.”

    TO ME THAT WAS INCREDIBLE YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE THE CLIP TO ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND IT FULLY 10 OUT OF 10 LOL !!!

    THIS MAN I GENIUS LOVE LIVE ARSENE !!!

  12. Anant

    Two Favourites:
    “I’m sorry I’m one year late” – Responding to journalists after ‘The Invincibles’ in 03/04 and an Year after he said Arsenal can go through the entire season unbeaten.

    “I didn’t see it, I was on the bench and havn’t seen the video yet” – I don’t need to mention how often he’s used this.

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