Gabriel Jesus scored three and assisted two in his first five league outings for Arsenal, suggesting he may have been ready to step up and be a top team’s main goalscorer.
But in recent months, the goals have dried up and Jesus is now 10 appearances without a goal for his club.
He has also missed the most big chances (10) of any player in the English top-flight this season.
Despite this, Ronaldo has named his countryman as one of the best strikers in the world.
He told GE Globo: “Gabriel [Jesus] today is one of the best strikers in the world and much more mature than in 2018. The goals will come naturally and this concern should not cross his mind. All he has to do is get on the field and do what he knows how to do.”
Jesus is currently in Qatar with Brazil for the 2022 World Cup where goals continue to allude him.
The striker has not started Brazil’s first two games of the tournament but did come off the bench twice and failed to score.
Brazil play Cameroon on Friday and as they are already through to the last-16, it is expected Jesus will be rotated into the XI.