Since his arrival in Germany from La Liga side Mallorca in 2009, the 32-year old has scored six goals from dead ball situations for the club, a record he believes justifies his lofty claims.
"When it comes to my free kicks, I'm just as good as Ronaldo and Messi, I have often shown this," he told Bild.
"They are sharp and well-placed, I go for the heavy hit. The speed I can generate matches Ronaldo and the accuracy is as good as Messi's, I do not have to hide behind them, I am just as good."
Arango's coach, Lucien Favre, was quick to agree with Venezuelan midfielder and praised his technique when it comes to striking a ball.
He said: "He has as much feeling in his foot as he does in his hand, it is incredible."
Arango has played in 102 games for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 15 times.