I will have to eat my words and a big slice of humble pie if Arsenal do win the race to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco this summer, but I will be more than glad to do so if it means that one of the hottest prospects in football comes to north London to play for the Gunners.
When the Arsenal transfer rumours about the young France international forward began I thought it was a complete waste of time for Arsenal fans to hope that we would get him, with some of the biggest clubs around, including the Spanish champions Real Madrid, wanting to sign him.
However, the rumours have grown and the Gunners still seem to be very much in the hunt for the highly rated and lightning fast striker. Now there has been another development, according to Metro, and it is not great news for Arsenal, with his current club reportedly ready to make Mbappe the best paid player in their history.
When you consider that they were throwing money around on the likes of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez recently that salary is going to be huge. One of the reasons for Arsenal being able to challenge Madrid for this transfer, apparently, is the young player’s desire to play and keep improving so could this offer from Monaco persuade him to stay put?