The hopes of Arsenal winning the transfer race for the young Monaco and France star are pretty slim to be honest, with the likes of Real Madrid also said to be interested in Kylian Mbappe, but Arsene Wenger is apparently going to try to convince the 18-year old striker that Arsenal may be the best choice for him.
In that respect the boss already has one big advantage, as Mbappe has been compared to our club great Thierry Henry and Wenger gets a lot of credit for the way he turned the young Henry from a wide player into one of the dealiest strikers the game has ever seen.
Another possible boost came the way of Arsenal last night as well, with the France national manager Didier Deschamps electing to pair Mbappe up front with the current Arsenal centre forward Olivier Giroud and it worked a treat. The big man was a real handful for the three man England defence of Jones, Stones and Cahill and the fleet footed youngster was able to exploit that to great effect and cause England all sorts of problems.
Could this successful use of Giroud and Mbappe help Arsenal to sign the MOnaco star and perhaps give Wenger a blueprint of how to use them if we did?