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Arsene Wenger claims Eden Hazard cannot replace Cristiano Ronaldo

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Arsene Wenger insists Real Madrid newcomer Eden Hazard will struggle to overcome Real Madrid all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, as he is not that much of a goal scorer.

In an interview with beIN Sports Wenger said:

“He (Hazard) will be the answer but not in replacing Ronaldo that is for sure. They need another goal scorer in Real Madrid because Benzema is now 32 and if they had someone younger around him to score the goals, maybe they could do very well. Eden Hazard is an exceptional player to create chances to sometimes finish when he needs to do in big games. He’s not scared of anybody – I don’t think Real have yet to see the real Hazard, he’s not as sharp physically as he can be. That’s why I believe they will discover the real Hazard.”

The former Chelsea winger moved to Real Madrid this summer for £130 million. He scored his first goal for Los Blancos during this Saturday’s 4-2 win over Granada.

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