So I have just spent literally 10 minutes browsing for some quotes & I came across several quotes from several people at the very very top of football from 2 of the very best players of all time to some of the managers who have achieved exceptional success.
Jupp Heynckes – Feb 2013
“You have to take into consideration Arsenal are competing with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City. Over the years they have been selling their best players and these other teams get in top world stars, so I don’t think it is fair to blame Arsène Wenger for that,”
“Wenger, is a great coach. You can see his team has a very great dynamic about it”
Pep Guardiola – August 2011
“”We should not forget what Wenger has done for football in general and for Arsenal in particular.”
Pep Guardiola – Febuary 2014
“Arsenal remains a good team and good club. I have a lot of respect for my colleague Arsene: he always likes the good, good players, the good style of football.”
Sir Alex Ferguson – August 2011
“The work he has done in the 15 years he has been at the club is the best in Arsenal’s history.
Sir Alex Ferguson – March 2014
I always enjoy watching Arsène’s sides – Arsenal play the right way.
Jurgen Klopp – Novemeber 2013
‘He is really something. I love him. He is Sir Arsene Wenger.”
Diego Maradona – March 2012
I would love to fulfil my contract and return to renew and be a kind of Arsene Wenger at the Al Wasl.”
Joachim Low – Febuary 2013
“I like Arsene Wenger a lot, because he stays true to his ideas and has been loyal to the same club for such a long time. With him, young players become stars.”
Johan Cruyff – Dec 2012
“Wenger will ALWAYS bring the club back to the top,” “People do not realise the achievement of this manager at Arsenal.
“I find it incredible that Arsenal have stayed at the highest level of European competition and England under his management without ever ending up in debt.
“I cannot remember red figures at Arsenal over the last 15 years. How many clubs in Europe can say they have qualified for the Champions League for 16 consecutive seasons under the same management? Arsene Wenger has put his life and soul into Arsenal.
“In 15 years, I have not seen him make any irresponsible purchases in the transfer market.
“That is why the work of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal is the prime example for every club in Europe.
“I cannot even imagine the board or the fans would ever think for a moment of putting Arsene’s position in doubt.”
Bare in mind I deliberately did not include quotes from any former players for Arsenal, even though people such as Bergkamp and Henry’s opinions are much more valid then anyone on twitter, they would immediately get accused of bias. Again this is all in 10 minutes of searching only.
So not only do these people at the very top of the game who understand football more than anyone have all come out with messages of admiration and support of Arsene Wenger in the last few years. Oh crap, I forgot these guys are all wrong and know nothing about football, just like Arsene, so maybe we should get some quotes from the twitter experts instead.
Of coure against them there are such colossus as Le Grove, Durham and Morgan. So if you want to side with them here is what John Cleese has to say on the subject.
Pedantic George (@Blackburngeorge)