The Portuguese superstar is one of the greatest footballers to grace the game. He has won it all in his club career, and he’s determined to perform at the highest level for a couple more years at the very least.
As a free agent, he may be an attractive option to many clubs, but Arsenal should stay as far away from him as possible.
Arsenal boss Arteta won’t even consider Cristiano Ronaldo for three key reasons
Style of play:
Mikel Arteta’s system requires his forward players to press the opponent high up the pitch.
That is one of the biggest reasons why we signed Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City in the summer, and he is proving to be a sensational addition to the squad.
We don’t want to say that Ronaldo does not work hard on the pitch, but his work rate is definitely nowhere near Jesus’, which makes him more of a problem for us than a solution.
Having an ego is not a bad thing, especially when you’ve been the best player in the world for over a decade (apart from Lionel Messi, of course). However, this is one thing Arteta will not entertain.
The Arsenal boss has worked extremely hard over the last few years to get rid of players like Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi and most recently, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The last thing we need now is Ronaldo throwing a tantrum every other week while pocketing about half a-million-quid-a-week.
37 years old:
Even if Arteta miraculously ignores the above two factors, there’s no way he’ll change our transfer policy.
Over the last two summer windows, Arsenal have made it a point to only sign players who are 25 or below. That has worked brilliantly for us, and there’s absolutely no reason to change it – even for Ronaldo.
The Portuguese superstar is in fantastic shape, and his body probably still functions like that of a 30-year-old. However, that’s still a bit too old for what Arsenal are building at the moment.