Ian Wright has suggested Arsenal should have signed a player like Cristiano Ronaldo this summer after the striker won a game for Manchester United this weekend.
Speech on Premier League productions (04/16)the Arsenal icon claimed Mikel Arteta’s side are missing out on a talismanic striker who can turn the tide of games in an instant.
The Gunners suffered their third consecutive Premier League defeat this weekend as Arsenal lost 1-0 to Southampton, while Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to give United a 3-2 win over Norwich City.
The 37-year-old striker has been key to United’s top-four hopes, with the Manchester giants now above Arsenal in the Premier League table thanks to Ronaldo’s performance this weekend.
A lack of world-class attackers has hampered Arsenal badly in the second half of the season and for Wright, a signing like Ronaldo is just what the Gunners need this summer if they are to improve their front line.
Wright said, “He has 13 points just from goals won that he scored for them. That’s what you get at Man United. That’s exactly what Arsenal need because if he weren’t playing for United they wouldn’t be anywhere near where they are. That’s what you pay for and that’s what he delivers, he’s fantastic.”
Arsenal need a Ronaldo-like star to contend for the top four this summer
Earn a reported £510,000 per weekSigning a player of Ronaldo’s quality will be no small financial feat for Arsenal but with the club desperately in need of a world-class striker it could be a risk worth taking.
Furthermore, with reports already suggesting a striker will be Arteta’s main transfer target, Arsenal fans could expect a Ronaldo-like striker to make the move to north London in the summer.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/17/exactly-what-arsenal-need-wright-begs-arteta-to-make-510k-p-w-signing/ Wright is asking Arteta to sign £510,000 a week