Messi or Ronaldo? Arsene Wenger gives his verdict

Football News  Published on September 9, 2019

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has chipped in with his own words to settle the greatest of all times debate in sports - of course that between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

In an exclusive interview with beIN SPORTS, the Frenchman revealed that both players are on the same level by virtue of their achievements - which includes five Balon d’Or apiece.

However, he also opined that he is drawn to the Argentine because of his creativity and “artistic” style of play.

Wenger was quoted saying:

“I would say that they are so good that it’s difficult to choose – in 10 footballers of the year, it’s five and five, so that shows they are really on the same level".

“Artistically, Messi is as well a guy who can give the final ball, so he’s maybe more a creative player than Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo is more a finisher, better in the air, more athletic, and Messi is the more artistic.

“So basically you are always tempted a little bit more by a player like Messi.”

This age long debate of Messi Vs Ronaldo has been understood by some to be a question of nature vs nurture, raw talent vs hours of training. Do you agree?

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