Cristiano Ronaldo: Arsenal’s Loss to Aston Villa Blamed on Lack of Stars Like Al Nassr Veteran

Cristiano Ronaldo: Arsenal’s Loss to Aston Villa Blamed on Lack of Stars Like Al Nassr Veteran

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 15, 2024 at 7:19 AM
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  • Arsenal's Premier League title hopes suffered a massive blow
  • The Gunners stumbled to a 2-0 home loss against Aston Villa
  • An fan believes the club needs a player like Cristiano Ronaldo

Controversial British broadcaster, Piers Morgan, has attributed Arsenal's surprising defeat to Aston Villa to the absence of a clinical forward like Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Gunners are on the brink of 'bottling' another Premier League title for the second consecutive season after Villa's 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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Arsenal's lack of a Cristiano Ronaldo-esque player could cost them the Premier League, according to Piers Morgan. Photos by Catherine Ivill - AMA and Fayez Nureldine.
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Before the match, Mikel Arteta's team had maintained an unbeaten streak since the beginning of 2024, per Squawka, trailing defending champions, Manchester City, by just two points with a game in hand.

Despite their strong form, the North London club inexplicably faltered against Villa, managed by former Arsenal boss, Unai Emery.

According to Sky Sports, late goals from Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins could have all but ended the Gunners' title aspirations.

Morgan blames Arsenal's defeat on lack of Ronaldo

After the match, Morgan, a vocal supporter of Arsenal on social media, expressed his disappointment, attributing the team's collapse to a lack of clinical strikers.

"Arsenal’s lack of a proper striker has come back to haunt us. So many chances in the first half, but none were taken. If Watkins was playing for us, we’d have won this 3-0," he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Piers took that idea further, suggesting the club might have fared better had they possessed a forward with the same striking prowess as Al-Nassr forward, Ronaldo.

"I think Cristiano [Ronaldo] would score 25+ goals a season in our team with the service he’d get. Arteta’s refusal to prioritise a top striker is his one major blind spot."

Who wins the EPL with 6 games left?

With only six games remaining, Manchester City are in pole position to win this season's title.

The Citizens are being tipped to win a fourth successive EPL crown as they lead the table with 73 points, two ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool after the same number of games.

Arteta charges Arsenal to display character

Following their 2-0 defeat against Aston Villa, Arteta called on Arsenal to display character and leadership amid the setback to their Premier League title aspirations.

As Sports Brief also reported, the Gunners boss emphasised the importance of unity and solidarity among his squad despite allowing the title to slip away once again.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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