As former adversaries speak out in a documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson believes Arsene Wenger wants ‘war.’
In November, a documentary on Arsene Wenger’s outstanding career at Arsenal will be released.
Arsene Wenger’s success at Arsenal has been documented in a documentary that will be released soon, with former players and rival managers making cameo cameos. Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager, was arguably Wenger’s most vehement adversary.
In all tournaments, the two met 49 times and would frequently come to blows on the sidelines in their heated rivalry.
At the height of their dominance, there were numerous brawls between United and Arsenal.
Tensions erupted on and off the field as both teams dominated English football in the early 1990s.
Ferguson and Wenger would regularly criticize one other in the press, but no match was more renowned than the one at Old Trafford in 2004, when United ended Arsenal’s long unbeaten streak.
After some heated arguments in the tunnel, Cesc Fabregas tossed a slice of pizza towards Ferguson, dubbed ‘pizzagate.’
That victory put an end to Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles,’ something that hasn’t happened since and is unlikely to happen again in English football.
And Wenger’s illustrious tenure at Arsenal will be chronicled in a new film slated to be released next month.
Arsenal legends like as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, and Patrick Vieira, as well as Ferguson, are all featured.
Ferguson also discussed his views toward Wenger during the height of their rivalry in the film’s trailer.
“I’m thinking to myself, ‘Is he looking for a war?'” he added.
However, as they progressed through their careers, their competition morphed into a mutually respectful relationship.
And Ferguson praised Wenger’s feat of winning the Premier League without losing a single match in 2003.
“The accomplishment takes precedence over everything else,” Ferguson remarked.
“It would have been easier if he had made the decision,” Bergkamp confesses in the short trailer, which also shows clips of Wenger’s time at Arsenal coming to an end.
But it’s evident that Wenger was having trouble accepting the fact that his time at Arsenal was coming to an end.
He explained, “You realize that the conclusion of something is like a burial.”