Season review - Best Arsenal quotes

There have been a whole host of interesting, revealing and amusing Arsenal-related quotes over the past season. Here are some of the best:

“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London.”
Alexis Sanchez on joining the club

“With me and him on the flanks, a lot of teams won’t be looking forward to playing Arsenal this year.”
Theo Walcott on the signing of Alexis

"If you love football, you love Rosicky. On top of that he’s a fantastic character, scored and I’m very pleased for him"

Arsene Wenger

“When I first put him at centre forward, he said, ‘Look I cannot score goals’. For someone who cannot score goals he has done quite well.”
Arsène Wenger on Thierry Henry’s retirement

“When my agents told me Arsenal were interested, I said yes straight away. There was no question, no debate, no doubt, nothing. You don’t turn down a club like Arsenal. A lot of players would like to be in my shoes right now.”
Mathieu Debuchy on joining from Newcastle United

“We have been well served in recent years. Maybe I will go to church this weekend!”
Arsène Wenger before the Champions League last-16 draw

“I don’t know who the little guy is but he is on a mission. Alexis? Is that his name? He is so fun to watch. He’s like a little pitbull!”
Jim Carrey visits Emirates Stadium


Theo Walcott returns from injury

Theo Walcott returns from injury


“I’d been out for 10 months and then walked into the dressing room and had tears in my eyes. It had been a while.”
Theo Walcott on returning from injury

“The ball came to the edge of the box and I thought, ‘why not have a go?’ So I had a go and thankfully it went in. It’s up there with the best I’ve ever scored but I still really like the goal against Norwich City.”
Aaron Ramsey on his wonderstrike against Galatasaray

“It’s a strange coincidence in life because I spent 25 years at Monaco and Arsenal together, so it’s a little bit like my life meets my life.”
Arsène Wenger on the Champions League last-16 draw

"After five minutes I knew how good he was because Bergkamp kept giving him the ball"

Arsene Wenger on Robert Pires

“Within a week of joining Arsenal, watching Tomas train and having him play alongside me, I knew he was one of the most underrated players.”
Mikel Arteta praises Tomas Rosicky

"He absolutely loves it. He is like a Duracell battery. He just does not give in. He is the first one to say that he wants to play and he always wants to be a part of it.”
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Alexis Sanchez’s energy

“Santi's a little magician on the pitch. You saw him out there so many times, how he wriggles out of certain situations, and he had a very good game.”
Aaron Ramsey praises Santi Cazorla’s performance at Manchester City

“He was wonderful. A player we all love. If you love football, you love Rosicky. On top of that he’s a fantastic character, scored and I’m very pleased for him.”
Arsène Wenger on Czech Republic midfielder’s masterclass at Brighton

“As soon as I stepped on the pitch the nerves were all gone. The feeling in my stomach went away. I saw that wonderful crowd, that great show, that beautiful stadium and the game became quite relaxed.”
Gabriel on making his Arsenal debut against Middlesbrough

“I used to wind him up by saying, ‘Listen, you do all the dirty work and the tackling and then let me have the ball!' But the thing is, he loves that side of it. He's really good at it, he's tenacious, the way he always goes after the ball. Not everyone has that ability to win the ball back and to be aggressive.”
Jack Wilshere on Francis Coquelin

“When I signed Robert Pires, in the first small-sided training game, I put him in the same team as Dennis Bergkamp. After five minutes I knew how good he was because Bergkamp kept giving him the ball.”
Arsène Wenger on judging new signings


Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla


“He is a spectacular player. You never know whether he will kick the ball with his right or left foot. Also, he moves with short but quick strides, which is a remarkable trademark too. Although I knew about his quality, playing alongside him makes me very happy.”
Alexis Sanchez on Santi Cazorla

“We were in extra-time and my celebration… I didn’t really know what to do! I was just running about and it all caught up on me then so I needed a couple of seconds just to get my breath back and realise just what I’d done. I was always scoring the goal in the FA Cup final [in the back garden as a kid] and, I managed to live my dream. It was definitely overwhelming.”
Aaron Ramsey re-lives his 2014 FA Cup final winner

“He’s a fantastic example that no matter how tall you are, it’s about how good you are. He’s a very intelligent player and he also shows how important it is to be right and left footed in midfield.”
Arsène Wenger praises Santi Cazorla’s ability


Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla


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