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Wenger compares playmaker Salah to complete Messi

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Mohamed Salah is comparable to Lionel Messi.

After Salah’s recent performance in the Club World Cup, he has been heaped with praise.

Is the former Arsenal bosses comparison a step too far though?

It was a game that saw the Egyptian international fail to score but assume the role of a creative player.

It is this kind of team play that has led former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to make a quite audacious comparison.

Statistically, maybe there’s not as much in it as we think.

Speaking to beIN Sports, the French tactician insists this new side to Salah puts him on a whole other level.

He said:

“I like his evolution because he had touches last night [against Monterrey] of a playmaker.”

“He created chances around the box that is exceptional.”

“There were shades of Messi in him last night.”

“I like that a guy who can score so many goals also becomes the guy who gives assists.”

“That is a complete player. That’s what we all admire and what we want from our players.”

What do you think, here’s something to compare?