Arsene Wenger: The player I would buy if money was no option
Written by Jeffrey on March 16, 2011 4:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Lionel Messi is currently the best player in the world. Speaking during the annual Premium Members Q&A at the Emirates Stadium and asked who he would sign if money was no option, the manager was full of praise for the Barcelona star as he explained he can do anything in the game.
According to the Arsenal boss, the Argentinean is incredibly strong with the ball, can create a chance from nowhere and the number of goals scored and assists produced this season are simply sensational.
Messi, 23, played four times against the Gunners in these last two seasons, scoring four goals in last season’s Champions League at the Camp Nou and two more when the two sides faced each other earlier this month.
On the Barcelona star, Wenger said:
For me the best player in the world at the moment is [Lionel] Messi, because he can do anything, he can create the chance from nowhere, run with the ball at full pace, change direction, create openings in any defence.
I think he scored, last Saturday, his 41st goal and had 17 assists. That is something exceptional at this level.