Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken in glowing terms about Real Madrid's reportedly unhappy attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal international has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons this season after refusing to celebrate his to goals against Granada and telling the press that he was "unhappy".

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo has revealed he is unhappy at Real Madrid [Reuters]

The situation appears to have cooled down in recent weeks after manager Jose Mourinho personally spoke with the player, and the pair seemed back on track in the 3-2 Champions League win over Manchester City.

Ronaldo has often been criticised for putting his feelings before that of his club, but Wenger believes that the very best players will always have an ego and he would love to work with such a player.

"When you talk about Ronaldo, no matter where he goes, he wins things and at the end of the season scores 50 goals, I have to say this is the type of player I love." the Arsenal manager wrote in his Eurosport column.

"Cristiano is a super player and these type of players often have great aspirations and strong egos, because they are not satisfied with being just average.

"They want to be the best in the world and there is a price to pay for that. They have a certain aura which surrounds them and at times this distracts from the rest of the team," added Wenger.

"All the great players love being in the spotlight, and when the spotlight is on just one player, the other players can't be happy. The media chooses who to focus on and the others suffer."

Unfortunately for Arsenal fans there seems little chance that Ronaldo will be playing his club football at the Emirates. The former Manchester United midfielder once again seems settled in Spain and has scored six goals in just eight appearances this season.