After Cristiano Ronaldo fired Manchester United back into the top four, Ian Wright suggested the Portuguese ace could be Arsenal’s answer to their attacking woes
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The Portuguese ace dragged the Red Devils back into top-four contention after hammering one terrific hat-trick against Norwich City. In the meantime, Mikel Artetas Gunners fell for a potentially crucial third straight game First League Victory.
The north Londoners lack cutting edge in the front areas to pursue again, eh southampton earth a 1-0 win on the south coast. And Wright believes Ronaldo could be the ruthless finisher Arsenal need to maintain their push into the top four next season.
“He’s got 13 points just from goals won that he’s scored for them,” Wright told Premier League Productions. “That’s what you get at Man Utd.
“That’s exactly what Arsenal need because if he wasn’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 amazing.”
After going into the international break with five wins from six Premier League games, the Gunners have now endured painful defeats crystal palace, Brighton and Hove Albion and the Saints. Despite some poor form streaks, United’s top four push seems to be back.
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Arsenal’s loss to Southampton linked to Tottenham Hotspur’s shock defeat by Brighton means the Red Devils are just three points from fourth place. However, things might have been different for the Red Devils had Ronaldo not been so heroic at Old Trafford.
the previous real Madrid and juventus ace’s three goals against Dean Smith’s side spared his team’s blush. In fact, United’s last two wins against East Anglians and Tottenham have all come from the legendary 37-year-old scoring a hat-trick.
Still, the No 7’s future at Old Trafford is one of great uncertainty. According to various reports, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who is expected to be announced as the club’s next permanent boss, has reportedly given the green light to allow Ronaldo to leave the club.
Despite the fact that Ronaldo has scored an impressive 21 goals in 33 appearances for the Reds this season, many of United’s problems, from their playing style to Marcus Rashford’s stagnation, were imposed on Ronaldo’s door. Ajax manager Erik ten Hag, who is expected to take the reins at Old Trafford at the end of the season, has reportedly given the green light for Ronaldo’s departure.
The Portuguese ace will enter the final year of his two-year contract at the end of the season. And Arteta could be listening to Wright’s comments after the Spaniard denounced the Gunners’ lack of end products against the Saints.
Arsenal had 23 shots against Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side over the weekend but couldn’t get past the block. While they were thwarted by a great display from Saints goaltender Fraser Forster, the Gunners would have come back with three points had they been more disciplined in the final third.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/arsenal-man-utd-cristiano-ronaldo-26733991 Cristiano Ronaldo is 'exactly what Arsenal needs' as Ian Wright suggests transfer