Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he and his club are following the progress of Kylian Mbappe this season.
The Frenchman was speaking to the Ligue 1 official Youtube Channel, and confirmed that he was keeping close tabs on Monaco youngster Mbappe, who is flourishing this season.
The striker, who turned 18 in December, has bagged himself seven goals in all competitions so far this term, despite starting the majority of matches on the bench. He has been likened to Thierry Henry for his playing style, as well as the Arsenal legend having begun his senior career with the French club.
‘Mbappe is not exactly Thierry Henry but it’s true that he has similar qualities,’ Wenger said.
‘The future, the talent is similar. The potential is similar. After that, has he the same level of motivation, desire and intelligence that Thierry had? The next two or three years will tell us that.
‘The first signs you see are very similar, yes.’
The Frenchman added that he and his club are following his development in Ligue 1.
‘Yes, we follow him and we know him very well and he is developing well,’ Wenger admitted.
‘I think he has extended his contract last season at Monaco so it’s Monaco who will decide about his future.
‘We could have another Thierry Henry.’
Wenger clearly believes this youngster has the potential to hit great heights in the future, and if we are lucky, Mbappe will also view Thierry as somewhat of a role model, and may well wish to try and emulate his glory in an Arsenal shirt.
Should we try and tempt Monaco to part ways with their future star? Should we wait for him to prove himself further?