That is the opinion of Bayern Munich sporting director and former World Cup winner Matthias Sammer, who says the Dutchman’s consistency is his biggest attribute.
"Robben is a world-class player and he is on par with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo," Sammer told Sport Bild.
"He fully deserves every bit of recognition. You can't put a price on Arjen, not as a player and not as a person either. He has the advantage of having a stable life. Arjen has found a certain balance.
"I don't know whether he is better than ever before, but the consistency with which he performs at the highest level in big games and his training intensity are extraordinary."