If the Arsenal transfer rumours are right to suggest that the Monaco and France under 19s forward Kyllian Mbappe is one of our top transfer targets, then maybe Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board will end up regretting the lack of any action during the January transfer window.
This recent window was one of the dullest I can remember and it was not just the Gunners who did nothing, because there were hardly any big moves made by clubs from the Premier League. It is Arsenal that we are concerned about, though, and as well as the idea among many fans that we needed to boost the squad more than most, it is now being reported that our failure to act on the interest in Mbappe could be very costly.
Metro are saying that the 18-year old’s excellent performance for Monaco in their Champions League defeat at Man City this week has alerted the rest of Europe to his potential and that no less a force than the perennial champions of Italy’s Serie A are set to fight us for his services this summer.
Mbappe is being likened to the great Arsenal star Thierry Henry but we might not get to see him don the colours of Arsenal, as Juventus have managed to beat us to a number of targets in recent years. Have we missed the chance to sign one of the most promising young players around by sitting on our hands?