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