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Arsene Wenger says Mohamed Salah is obsessed with his finishing

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that Mohamed Salah is obsessed with his finishing and he should focus on improving with the decision-making. The Egypt international recently had an unsavoury moment with Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane at Burnley and that resulted from the fact that he did not distribute when the Senegalese had the sight of goal.


Shortly after that incident, Mane was subbed off but the attacker was far from pleased as he vented the frustration from the bench. Speaking to BeIN Sports, Wenger has now said that Salah is obsessed in terms of scoring goals and that contributes towards the selfishness and reluctance to contribute towards his teammates.


He added that Salah has similarities with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi but he must find the consistency of the Argentine, who has been able to contribute towards his teammates’ success with assists every now and then, he told: “He [Salah] has similarities with Messi. He must find the consistency of Messi. I find he’s a good finisher but Messi has the complete thing, he gives the final ball as well. Salah is a bit obsessed with finishing himself. That’s a dimension he’ll get certainly, when he grows a little bit older, to find the moment when you have to give the ball and when you have to finish.”


Salah has made another
bright start to the season and he has already bagged three goals and two assists from the opening four league games. Apart from the Egyptian, Mane and Roberto Firmino have also picked up form from the beginning and that has helped the Reds to keep the top spot ahead of Manchester City, who are two points behind them. Liverpool return from the international break with a home game against Newcastle United. The Magpies are not the best of teams on paper but the Reds may need to be wary as they registered a shock 1-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur last month.