Mikel Arteta chooses between Messi and Ronaldo

Mikel Arteta chooses between Messi and Ronaldo

The Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo GOAT debate has been definitively resolved by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

Messi and Ronaldo have both been playing at the top levels of international football for a considerable amount of time.

A lot of football fans believed that Messi was the unquestioned greatest player of all time after Argentina’s victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

- Advertisement -

Fans of Ronaldo, nevertheless, will always support their Portuguese idol since this argument will never end.

When asked lately about his favorite football player to watch, Arteta, speaking to Sky Sports, was all praise for Messi.

He said: “It’s always been Lionel Messi. For my 3 sons it’s exactly the same. We have been really lucky to have the opportunity to experience the best player of all time. For me, he is the greatest of all time.”

- Advertisement -

After the Gunners lost out on winning the Premier League the previous season, Arteta is currently working to lead the team to the pinnacle of English football.

His hopes of playing in the Premier League, though, were dashed on Sunday afternoon when they lost to Aston Villa 2-0.

Speaking after the match, he said: “We had one of the best performances in the first half that we had this season by far against a really good team, it should have been three or four or more. It didn’t happen in the second half, momentum shifted, we could not control and generate what we did in the first half.

“We struggled, we conceded two very poor goals and we lost the game so congratulations to the opponent and now is the moment to stand up as a leader, as a character to make yourself count because when you win and win and win and win for four months, it’s very simple to do it. The moment is now.”

Arteta added: “We don’t have any other solutions, if you want to win championships, if you want to be there in the Champions League when you have these moments, you have to stand up. If not then that means you don’t have quality that is very necessary and right now is a big test for us.”

On Wednesday night, Arsenal will return to action as they play Bayern Munich in the second leg of their quarterfinal Champions League match.