'Definitely': Arsenal told to sign 'world-class' striker in January if they want to win the Premier League title
Arsenal may now be forced to bring in a new striker in January after Gabriel Jesus picked up a knee injury at the World Cup.
The 25-year-old has been key to the Gunners’ success during the first-half of the campaign but could now be sidelined for up to three months.
Mikel Arteta’s men have actually been linked with a shock move for Ronaldo, with Rudy Galetti claiming they are interested in bringing the 37-year-old to the Emirates.
Of course, the ‘world-class’ Ronaldo recently left the Red Devils by mutual consent after a controversial interview with Piers Morgan about his frustrations at Old Trafford.
Now, former Liverpool defender Johnson has urged Arsenal to consider signing the Portuguese star after Jesus’ injury.
Arsenal told to sign Ronaldo
Speaking to GGRecon, Johnson was asked if the Gunners should consider Ronaldo as a stop-gap signing while Jesus is sidelined.
“In terms of a short-term solution, then yes, definitely,” he responded.
“Jesus is class, and if Arsenal is going to win the league, and if Jesus is going to be out for three months, then you don’t have three months to wait if you’re trying to win a Premier League title.
“To sign Ronaldo on a short-term deal would represent a sensible option.”
Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best players to ever play the game but his influence at the highest level seems to be fading.
United have undeniably looked a better outfit without him in the side this season and his fallout with Erik Ten Hag is a consequence of that.
The Dutch manager’s decision to bench Ronaldo has benefitted the Red Devils massively in terms of their results on the pitch.
Arsenal should probably stay away from this signing. While Ronaldo’s achievements aren’t up for debate, his ability to play for the top teams at 37-years-old is.
His recent interview that led to his departure from United just shows the kind of impact he can have on a dressing room – something Arteta will want to avoid as he fights for the Premier League title.
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