EPL: The professor's beautiful mind

EPL: The professor's beautiful mind

After being thrashed by Chelsea 6-0, the enigmatic Arsene Wenger told the media that the defeat was entirely his fault, although most people watching would have said that his fullbacks' complete abandonment of their defensive duties, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's goalkeeping impression and Andre Marriner's poor eyesight at least played a part in the Gunners' downfall. However, the Frenchman's post-match comments were typically enthralling, as they have been for the last 18 years. Here are some of Wenger's quotes.

 

EARLY DAYS AT HIGHBURY…

"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 think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables. 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 tried to watch the Tottenham match on television in my hotel yesterday, but I fell asleep."

"I watch football." - After being asked what he does with his spare time

 

HIS LONG-STANDING RIVALRY WITH FOE-TURNED-FRIEND, SIR ALEX FERGUSON…

"Everyone thinks he has the prettiest wife at home." - After Ferguson (below) said United had been the best side since Christmas and deserved to have pipped Arsenal for the title in May 2002

"No. Perhaps he sent it by horse." - Upon being asked if he had received the apology that Sir Alex announced he had sent to Wenger

"He doesn't interest me and doesn't matter to me at all. I will never answer to any provocation from him any more." - Wenger in January 2005, but then...

"Ferguson's out of order. He has lost all sense of reality. He is going out looking for confrontation, then asking the person he's confronting to apologise. He's pushed the cork in a bit far this time." - Responding to Ferguson's suggestion that he should apologise for his players' behaviour in the notorious "Battle of the Buffet", where an Arsenal player allegedly threw a slice of pizza at Ferguson

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

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