Piers Morgan has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo was open to joining Manchester United rivals, Arsenal in January before his move to Saudi Arabia.
Arsenal’s title charge all but ended on Sunday as they were beaten 3-0 at home to Brighton which saw Manchester City move one step closer to winning their fifth Premier League title in the last six seasons.
Mikel Arteta’s side have stumbled in recent weeks, winning only two of their last seven games and Piers Morgan wasn’t happy with how his team have ended the season. He tweeted this after Sunday’s defeat at the Emirates…
“It’s all over. Totally outplayed by a team that just lost 1-5 to Everton. A horribly lacklustre, passion-devoid, spiritless, pathetic performance that cements an inexplicably dismal run-in to a season which promised so much. Bottom line: we choked.”
That wasn’t the end of Piers Morgan’s comments though, as he believed if Arsenal signed Cristiano Ronaldo in January, like the 58-year-old said they should, then the Gunners would have won their first league title in 19 years.
Instead Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Saudi Arabia to join Al Nassr, however Piers Morgan believed Cristiano Ronaldo could have been the difference in the title race this season for Arsenal and also went on to say how the Manchester United legend was open to a move to North London in January.
Morgan was asked on Twitter: “Where is Ronaldo Piers? WHERE IS RONALDO?”
Piers Morgan replied: “Mock all you like, but if we’d signed Ronaldo when he left Utd, until the end of the season – as he was keen to do btw – we would have won the League.”
Piers Morgan also appeared on TalkSPORT alongside fellow Arsenal fan Laura Woods and ranted over how Arsenal ended the season once again…
“I’ve heard all the stuff, we’re the youngest squad, we got tired – even though we were playing one tournament while City are in everything – I’ve heard all the excuses.”
“The truth is, we bottled it. There’s no other way to describe what’s happened in the last few weeks. We were eight points clear, with eight games to go, and we should have won the league. I’ll always believe that.”