The Frenchman also gave a glowing review of local footballers as he opined that it was foreigners who had brought the ugly aspect of the game from shores abroad.
Nevertheless, he does not believe that English footballers are innocent either as he noted that they have learned from their foreign counterparts and adopted the new tricks of the trade.
Wenger had earlier been critical of how Liverpool striker Luis Suarez won a penalty against his side when the two faced off in March. The subsequent penalty was missed by Dirk Kuyt and Wenger issued a strongly worded criticism of the Uruguayan in subsequent weeks.
But most recently, Manchester United's Ashley Young has carried the baton and was alleged to have dived for the second successive match after going down dramatically when blocked by Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark inside the box on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson admitted after the match that United were lucky to win a 'soft' penalty.
"Yes, foreign players brought this into the English game. But I must say the English players learn quickly," Wenger told the Sun.
"The foreign players have brought good and bad things. In England you respected two things - that you got well kicked but, on the other side, that they did not go down for nothing.
"Another thing I admired here in England is that you never surrounded the referees to give a yellow card to somebody else, you let the referee make a decision.
"But that has gone as well.
"Not everywhere, but there is a trend now to surround the referee and give a yellow card - and that never happened when I arrived."
The former Monaco manager has been in England since 1996 and has brought in an influx of foreign stars with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas helping light up the Premier League with their talents. Nevertheless, he does not appreciate the new culture of diving that has emerged in recent years and he called for stricter punishment for such actions in a bid to reduce their occurrence.
Currently, diving is not dealt with in a retrospective manner unlike violent behaviour which can be punished if a referee failed to take action against it during the game.
Wenger stated his preference for an automatic three-game ban for divers but he cautioned that the punishment should only be utilised for clear-cut examples. In Young's case, the Arsenal coach was not sure if the midfielder had actually dived in the match against QPR.
The incident was also remarkable for the fact that QPR defender Shaun Derry was wrongly given his marching orders by the referee.
He said: "If an obvious dive is punished by a three-match ban, the players would not do it anymore.
"A ban for obvious diving. It has to be obvious.
"Ashley Young, for example, against QPR I would not suspend him because I don't know. Has he lost his balance? He has made more of it for sure to get the penalty. This is not an obvious case for me."
Chelsea were lucky to be awarded a 'ghost' goal in their semi-final against Tottenham as referee Martin Atkinson blew the whistle when the ball had clearly not crossed the line.
Frank Lampard called for goal-line technology in order to avoid such controversial incidents and Wenger agrees with the comment made by the England midfielder that there is a need for instant replays.
"The challenge comes from the referee in football. In tennis you have it from the players," he said.
"You want to have, at the demand of the referee, TV replays available for any controversial situation.
"In some games we would have no demand at all on the referee, in other games three or four."
"We have that famous thing that the judgment of the referee is final. But I don't agree."