Bates is a fan of the Gunners, but can't stand the moaning of their manager, Arsene Wenger.
He said: "Arsenal are an institution, well run, well managed financially, conservatively operated and a great deal of applause goes to all those who run it. They don't go and buy success. They build.
"But I've never been a great fan of Wenger, he moans a lot and never sees anything.
"He's a great manager but the fact of the matter is you have to look at his behaviour at a great, great club. Having said that, the only good thing David Dein did in his life was appoint Wenger."