“Everyone used to do the same stance as him and the same celebrations, of course, it's difficult to model yourself on him because he's one of the best to ever play football and with his stature and the way he can score headers. He can do a lot of stuff that is obviously difficult for others to do, but he was definitely my role model growing up.”
He also mentioned his favorite players after him, adding: “As for Arsenal, I used to love the older generation of players like Thierry Henry. I loved Thierry. And because I was at Arsenal, I used to be able to go to games, and at that time, I loved Alexis Sanchez.. He was one of my favourite players.”
Ronaldo is, incidentally, a free agent right now after Man United terminated his contract. Arsenal could make a move to sign him in the January transfer window, meaning it’s still possible for Saka to play alongside his childhood hero in the near future.