It has been one of the most talked about transfers, or potential transfers at least, of the summer and it is not just Arsenal Football Club that is seeking the services of the brilliant 18-year old prodigy from AS Monaco. Real Madrid have also expressed their interest although their president Florentino Perez later admitted that the move was unlikely due to their manager Zinedine Zidane being unable to guarantee the striker as much playing time as he wants with Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema just three of the players competing for places.
The big spending French club PSG are in the mix as well we hear and there have been reports of big bids from the likes of Liverpool as well as the Gunners, but one thing we have in our favour in the transfer race for Kylian Mbappe is Arsene Wenger and our manager’s reputation and record of getting the best out of promising forward players.
Thierry Henry is the obvious example but there are others like Nicolas Anelka and Robin van Persie and this is the sort of thing that Wenger is reported by the Express to have been talking to Mbappe about in a three hour meeting they have apparently had about the possibility of him swapping Monaco for north London.
We should soon find out if this long chat between manager and player convinces Mbappe to emulate his idol Henry and sign for Arsenal. What do you think guys?