"The Germans do well economically and we respect that. They are the only ones that make money in Europe. That's why we've chosen a German."
-- Arsene Wenger, the French coach of English club Arsenal, joking on why he chose German defender Per Mertesacker to collect fines from players breaking club rules. Recent fines included $1,500 for players not coming to games they're not suiting up for, $800 for arriving late for travel or training, $400 for tardiness to team meetings or meals, and $150 for taking a newspaper, laptop or phone into the medical area or locker room. (Mail Online)